Saturday, January 27, 2007

Leave me a lone, or face the wrath

Travel can be Killer

I am waiting to board a plane to Phoenix, then on to Mississippi. Several times flying to Mississippi, from around the world I have seen people I know while in connecting airports. It is not that the world is such a small place, as much that, Mississippi does not have many people venturing from within it's borders. When you find a gathering of people heading BACK to Mississippi, chances are you might now one of them.

This run in ruins my travel routine. I don't want to talk to anyone on the plane. I don't want to rekindle old friendships or reminisce about old times. I just want to sit and play a computer game, read a book, or just veg out with some music. I have limited time. I don't need any new friends.

The only thing worse is the stranger that wants to discuss things with me on the plane. I reiterate my preference for no new friends. Would it be rude to wear a tshirt that says, "No Friend Vacancies?" I don't want to hear about your kids, your vacation, or what you think about my book. I just want to sit here and stew in my flying funk.

Yes, there is an overly friendly person next to me right now, and I am typing this up hoping she is reading over my shoulder. I will cut and paste this to a post at the wait over in Phoenix. If she doesn't get the point, I am going give her the brown eye as soon as she falls asleep.


apositivepessimist said...

yes I agree I want myself and everyone else around me to just be quiet.

maybe the far less subtle STFU on a teeshirt and it spelled out on the back fer the stupid.

*crack*...yeah, do it, do it, do it, chuck her the brown eye.

al said...

I find ear phones useful in situations like those. And even on the long flights (pre-ipod days) after my discman's batteries wore out, I'd just leave the ear phones. I mean, hey, no one but me knew there was no music on.

Liz said...

I am the talkative stranger. Especially if you're cute. But after this ole brown eye threat, I'll guess I'll think twice before striking up a conversation.

Chris said...

Maybe it is a family trait. I even prefer my husband not to sit by me. When we went to Tampa, I just looked @ my friend situated between two chatty cathy's, But put my feet in the seat next to me & smiled!!

Churlita said...

I'm so weird that way, that I've even been known to go a couple of blocks out of my way to avoid having to talk to a co-worker on the walk home. It doesn't matter if I like them or not, I don't like to talk to anyone when I have two free seconds to myself.

briliantdonkey said...

:::::not saying a word:::::


fringes said...

What's the brown eye?

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