Friday, August 8, 2008

Airlines

There has been some pretty weird stuff happenings with the airlines the past few years. I have always played along with their little game of putting my seat back in the upright position although I find it very hard to believe that 1/4 inch has any bearing on a safe landing, takeoff or evacuation. However, I do think the lady sitting next to me with the ginormous handbag and a carry-on bag larger than the bag I checked could be a bit of a problem and what is the deal with charging for checked baggage?? HELLOOO.....it's the carry-on baggage that slows everything down! If you want to charge for baggage, charge for the carry-ons and maybe next time I fly to California I won't have to travel with Mrs. Nasty McRude's leopard print bag lopped over on top of my feet for 6 flippin' hours. I am sure you have read about the current court case that has everybody chuckling but in case you are just returning from a 6 year trip to the Burmese Jungle here is a brief synopsis. Apparently the wife of a televangelist (traveling first class) threw a blue butt monkey fit over a fifty cent size spot on her seat. Not her tushy seat but her chair seat. The flight attendant contacted a member of the cleaning crew but apparently the cleaning crew were not responding as quickly as Mrs. Televangelist was expecting and at some point Mrs. Televangelist body slammed the flight attendant into the lavatory door and then tried to force her way into the cockpit. I don't know why she tried to force her way into the cockpit...heck maybe she read someplace that is where all the cleaning supplies are kept. Of course security was called and Mr. & Mrs. Televangelist were escorted from the plane. OK..that's funny enough but here is where it gets REALLY funny. The flight attendant is suing Mrs. Televangelist for of all things giving her hemorrhoids. OK..televangelists have been accused of a lot of things (adultery and stealing come to mind) but far as I know hemorrhoids is a first. Wish ya'll had been with my friend Anny and I when we were flying to MT to visit my daughter and TSA found a meat grinder in Anny's luggage. Ah yes, another story for another day.

8 comments:

Anny said...

No Comment.

Anny said...

No, actually I must comment----Polly wanted ham (bologna) salad; Polly didn't have a grinder; We were going to Polly's and I chose to take my meat grinder so Polly could have her ham salad! I beleive that is also the trip I came home with material in my suitcase to make a quilt.....for the girls' school......

Jan said...

Anny is a true friend...how many people do you know who would haul a 20 lb meat grinder cross country to make ham salad for one of your children?? Now THAT is a friend and yes she did bring home the fabric to make a quilt and then shipped the quilt to MT in time for a school fundraiser.

Grammysammy said...

OH...the stories that are yet to be revealed. LOL I can hadly wait!
But please send me an e-mail and name names. I can't stand the suspense.

tipper said...

Anny's comments are as funny as your post!!

Jan said...

OH GREAT...thanks a lot Tipper now you are encouraging Anny to tell stories on me!
Anny, after giving this some thought didn't you end up making two quilts or was it a quilt and matching quilted shams? My girls are convinced Anny is their REAL mother as she is the one who sews, crochets afghans and bakes for them. One of my favorite pictures from that trip is the three girls "helping" make the ham salad and all three of them are holding their noses while the hard boiled eggs are going through the grinder.

Caution Flag said...

I could NOT believe the story when I read about it.

Now, for the meat grinder ... !

ga.farmwoman said...

I'm with Tipper. Anny, you must tell more!
Jan, how long before the feeling came back in your feet after that big bag was on top of them??
You should check with that Mrs. Televangelist's or flight attendant's attorney for a foot cramp lawsuit..lol..
Have a great day!