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Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2008

Dave!My past two days...

Flight delayed.

Flight takes off, circles for 25 minutes, goes back to Seattle.

Flight canceled.

Flight rebooked.

Flight delayed.

Flight takes off, circles for 25 minutes, goes back to Seattle.

"Yes. Because a slice of dead turkey is worth crashing into the runway and dying in a ball of fire."
(my response to a woman who's pissed now that her Thanksgiving plans are ruined because they won't land the plane)

Flight canceled.

Flight Rebooked.

Wait for suitcase.

Wait for hotel shuttle.

Check in to hotel.

"Rough night?"
(the hotel desk clerk, after I accidentally hand over my Hard Rock Pin Club Card instead of my credit card)

Take off pants.

Need food.

Put on pants.

1:00am veggie burger at Denny's

"No... Yes... Maybe... Maybe half-full, thanks."
(me, after I'm asked if I want a refill on my beverage)

No sleep.

Back to airport.

Qdoba breakfast burrito.

"Whatever you call it, there's no cheese. If you want cheese on it, you'll have to pay extra."
(what I'm told when I say you can't call it a burrito unless it has cheese on it)

Flight delayed.

Flight canceled.

Flight rebooked.

Flight delayed.

"... and yes, those are tea bags hanging on the door, but please... no teabagging in the lavatory."
(our flight attendant, who mentioned "teabagging" three times in his pre-flight speech)

Flight lands.

Home at last.


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Comments

  1. DutchBitch says:

    Holy shit man! Glad you are home now though :)

  2. welcome home. i’m thankful you are safe.
    (did you try teabagging in the lavatory??)

  3. Sue says:

    Man. That does sound rough. I’ve only had one delay, but then again, I’ve only flown four times. That woman’s reaction was a bit… off. Wow. Glad you are home and SAFE!

  4. Avitable says:

    How you manage to do that without becoming homicidal is beyond me.

  5. LeSombre says:

    Wow. I’m sure you traveled more miles by staying at the same place than I do getting to work and back.

    So, teabagging was allowed anywhere but in the lavatory?

  6. Hilly says:

    Ever since you mentioned the teabagging thing on Twitter, I’ve had a contorted face…well, whenever I think about it. What in the world? Hahaha.

  7. Göran says:

    Your snarky remark made my day! Good thing you’re finally home!

  8. sizzle says:

    I bet half the plane was like, What the hell is teabagging? I drink coffee!

    That sounds absolutely horrible. (The flight fiascos not the teabagging.)

  9. jewelz916 says:

    And what, exactly, is teabagging? I’m totally clueless here…and why would an airline attendant mentione teabagging in the lavatory and why would they hang teabags on a door??
    I’m so very, very confused.

  10. Chris says:

    Reminds me of why we try to never travel at Thanksgiving. Doesn’t always work, but almost always ends up like your story. Glad you’re home man!

  11. A Lewis says:

    I’ve lost track which direction you were going…up or down or home or away. Sorry about that! I’ve found that staying home is the best policy….but not horribly practical.

  12. Stacey says:

    It’s those kinds of days that really get you into the holiday spirit.

  13. Tori says:

    and you’re still sane? I mean, you are, right?

  14. Lisa says:

    Oye vay. How did you maintain any shred of sanity? I hope the weekend is going better.

  15. Justin Scott says:

    I assume you took your pants off at the hotel front desk.

  16. teabagging? Had to be jet blue !

  17. You didn’t fly on Southwest did you? They seem to have employees who would say something like that.

  18. Sarah says:

    Glad you were finally able to get home safe Dave.

  19. etinny says:

    UNGH! Glad you finally made it. Like Dorothy said: “There’s no place like home.”

  20. whall says:

    I love Denny’s but I don’t think I’ve ever had anything but breakfast there, much less a veggie burger.

  21. Good grief! Glad you finally made it home, but wish it was without so much frustration.

  22. ChillyWilly says:

    At least you had Qdoba. One of these days, when I find myself in Seattle (or another town that has Qdoba) I will have to try one.

    Denny’s… pretty much the last resort. I’ll do IHOP before Denny’s, unless of course, it’s the only option, then Denny’s wins.

  23. Poppy says:

    When are you coming to New York?

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