Apparently, the 20 previous items I wrote about weren't enough. I've encountered even more things that drive me nuts about airports on my recent travels.
#1) Coughing. Without covering your mouth. For 1200 miles. Thank you, I expect to convert my next TB test to a positive result. Fabulous.
#2) Screaming…. wait for it ….. CATS? Apparently, pet sitters, cat hotels, or boarding are not adequate for these two mangy princesses. They are carried on, terrified, and wailing, for 1200 miles. Non stop meowing. I love my kitties, but I cannot take nails on the chalkboard sounds for 2.5 hours.
#3) People talking on the phone loudly in public. I know this item is a repeat, but it still drives me nuts. For the love of all that is holy, I don't need to hear about how "Bob is going to freak when HR tells him, that's BS, blah blah blah". Ok, if you're brokering a merger of, say, Apple and Microsoft, then fine, I'll spot you that one. You can talk loudly on the phone in public. Because that's pretty freakin' amazing. Anyone else? A little respect for those of us quietly reading our Kindles and wishing we were sitting on our couch at home. In silence.
#4) The people on the motorized carts who maybe SHOULD be walking more. Not the folks without legs or with cerebral palsy or who have had hemiplegia from brain trauma or a stroke. They can ride the cart. Those other folks who stopped at Cinnabon and then got back on the cart. Those folks should walk.
#5) Reclining the seat all the way back. In chicken class seating. Come on, man. I can't feel my legs now.
#6) 90% ice with a splash of soda. I've heard that's a flight attendant snarky thing to do, which I call foul on that, because I was very polite and smiled and said thank you and ma'am during my beverage request and receipt.
#7) Taxi drivers with potentially communicable diseases. Not talking STD's. And if the driver has those diseases, I don't wanna know. I'm talking about the very pleasant driver who was AUDIBLY wheezing and gasping for air during a 30 minute ride from the airport. I actually asked if he was ok, which I know is not the HIPPA thing to do, but I did want to know if I should be helping the guy out, Hippocratic oath being what it is. I should have pneumonic plague by Monday.
#8) Dogs in airports pooping on the carpet and customers do not clean it up. Mmm hmm. Yes. That one bears repeating. Dogs in airports pooping on the carpet and customers do not clean it up. On. The. Carpet. Not. Cleaned. Up.
#9) Legs in aisles.
#10) Sitting 6 rows away from the restroom you are not allowed to use, even when it's empty 90% of the trip. Sitting 39 rows away from the bathroom that is the portal to hell. And is "occupied."
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