Most of you now know that on two days in a row my flight was cancelled and the airline "couldn't" put me on a later flight in the day to VT even with their “partner” airlines. I'm often unsuccessful with my dry humor via email, but please understand this is me: dry and perhaps over the top, an alternative way of looking at a time of year I am VERY exited about this year (and is two day away).
If you didn’t hear, I didn’t not go to the airport, and got notice in advance. So, I’ve just promised American Airlines for the third time over the Web as I checked in again that I will not bring hazardous materials on the flight. I guess after three verifications they can really nail someone who is not honest and the screening process is now awesomely effective. That's a upside here.
Tomorrow we find out if it's true "third time's the charm." If it's not, indicating 3 strikes, you're out!...If indeed that happens, American Airlines will have the wrath of God come down on them vicariously: through ME. I know, this might sound blasphemous to say I can find a way to vicariously work through God himself, but I feel the power is attainable if it's 3 strikes vs. 3rd time charm. I’m thinking at least God can coordinate with Santa to have children of the senior management get coal in their stocking this year.
In seriousness, since this time it's the morning flight, I think it's much less likely they'll kill the flight for the entire day vs. delaying it for hours as would happen in countries like Sudan or Cambodia which have more reliable airlines. Granted the aforementioned countries may be less reliable with respect to number of people that die, in the air or hitting the ground, while using their services.
I'd like to say that 3rd world countries or socialist countries have worse problems, in the case of the latter because the state has no competition-- just as AA Airlines has no competition for this route after buying US Air so doesn't care about malfeasance toward flyers. My experience, however, after traveling in 30 countries, is this is the first time ever when a flight was canceled two days a row when the weather was fine, with visibility over 200 yards, but prepare yourself for this.....THICK CLOUD COVER and LIGHT RAIN!
At least I know the flying safety in this country hasn't faltered with the other disasters in the industry.
This email is not meant as sour grapes! I'm just trying to generating some dry humor and fun from an otherwise frustrating situation. I mostly didn’t want to miss a chance to visit my fantastic Mom after looking forward to being with her immediately after her (very minor) surgery which went so well.
Love to you all. Looking forward to celebrating Xmas side by side, and to those of you not by my side, please consider the merits of the horse and buggy/sled this time of year.
As a media guy, that blows my mind.
How to deal with Great Depression
USA should enter WWII?
Right to abortion vs. no right
....All of these, to name just a few— they did not seem as blatantly in need of speaking out for or against because none were a situation that's so depraved. I agree with this being a first in since 1920. You can take a stance on many of the other huge issues of the last 100 years and have at least a minuscule semblance of logic behind you. There is NO logic behind the NRA's ownership of politicians and citizens' acceptance.
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