Monday, October 19, 2009

You Little Devil, You!

As you know, I travel a lot. Which means my butt warms plenty of seats (though not simultaneously) in airports. And I do love me some people watching.

As I wait on flights, I survey the people around me. In most airports, the seats are in increments of ten. This ensures that no more than five people will inhabit the entire row, because they leave one empty seat between them and the next person. Unless, of course, that person is me, and sometimes between my stuff and that of ThatManILove, I can take up three seats.

Because this is how it goes down.

We start out with one seat between us, with his stuff piled in it. And then, I take up the seat to my left, with my stuff piled there. If there is any wait at all, ThatManILove sometimes decides it might be a great opportunity to snag a nap. Oh, wait, here it comes, RIGHT NOW, as I'm typing this!

TMIL: I think I’m going to go to that bank of seats by the wall so I can sit down, lean against the wall, and take a nap.

Me: Oh, really? Okay. Sleep with angels.

TMIL: Ummmm....did you pack my iPod? Is it in your computer bag?

Me: Yes.

TMIL: And my earphones?

Me: Yes.

TMIL: Is it charged up?

Me: Yeah, Babe, here it is.

TMIL: Okay, wake me up when it’s time, okay? (I smile and nod.)

And on my shoulder, that little she-devil, dressed up in She-Safari camo and carrying this cool Prada purse, laughingly whispers, “You could always say you TRIED to wake him up!”

Naaaaaaah. I’m just not made that way. I just couldn't!

But it would make for some juicy blog fodder, don't ya think??!


darsden said...

LOL yea might make a great blog post. But, I am guessing it would be your last trip and blog... ;-)
I love people watching too, before 9 11 when you could just hang out at the airport. Me and my best buddy use to do that. Gulfport had a small airport back then you could walk right up to the flight line and watch the planes and all the people. (nice memory flashback thanks)

Annie said...

There is nothing like people watching at the airport!

And isn't it funny how we always end up packing THEIR stuff? Hmm....

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Oh yeah, great blog stuff if you did that.

SSP said... and seat warming at the airport and on airplanes could do a blog too.....i really love it when you see the guy sleeping with the I-pod and the cap over his face - you just gotta someone gonna wake him up???

♥ Braja said...

Yeah, devil is the word :))

I love people watching at airports. And occasionally, when their insanity becomes too much, saying to them, "sit down and shut up, would you?"

HoodChick said...

What you could do is hall all your stuff someplace where he can't see you, then call him on the phone like "OMG, where are you?? I thought you boarded ahead of me" then laugh your ass off while he freaks. Of course, it might not be funny to him...