Friday, March 05, 2010

Plane Trip - A Friday Flash 55

Hours wedged into the last row seat that won’t recline; overlooking a wing while deafening engine noise blares and poop odors linger from the bathroom behind me as I’m stuck behind the seat reclined to my chest with a co-passenger that needs three seats. Yeah, I see why people voluntarily blow themselves up on planes!

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A Flash 55 is a story written using exactly 55 words. Visit Mr. Knowitall to read other Flash 55 entries this week.

38 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Flash quickly.

GB.

Mrsupole said...

BTW I hate to sit in the back of a plane. I get motion sickness because it seems the back of the plane moves the most. And I hate sitting by the wings, although they do provide a lot to look at. Wow, lots of metal, ooh so interesting.

I think I just hate to fly.

God bless.

monica said...

OK
Have a good weekend!

Collette said...

In 55 words, you have captured the very essense of why people become so disruptive on planes. Congrats!

subby said...

This should continue into next week's F55...lack of food and screaming kids you can't possibly escape...the inflight bad movie and...and...and...

Baino said...

Well thanks a shitload. . .just booked a 28 hour flight to France!

Sherry said...

Been there...just spent 32 hours traveling from US to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and back 2 weeks later...

The Incredible Woody said...

Makes you yearn for first class, huh?

Quirkyloon said...

Or it gives new meaning to the words: blow-out!

Thar she blows!

Let's hope you're not taking a nice evening stroll when THAT hits the earth.

HA!

Roy Scribner said...

If man were meant to fly, women would have wings and tail feathers.

ReformingGeek said...

Good job but I can say it in one word:

BOSE

Elizabeth said...

You forgot about the toddler who screamed for the entire eight hour flight. (and to my co-passengers, I'm am sooo sorry)

VE said...

Mrsupole – Flying is a pain unless you consider how long it takes to walk to Europe…

Monica – I shall…my entire week is a weekend!

Collette – We need to just put everyone under until the flight is over…

Subby – There’s no end to the material there…

Baino – I’ve been on those kind of flights…but only once in economy…

Sherry – I know those flights…that’s a long time. My worst was the 15 hours on one single flight from Atlanta to South Africa. That’s just too long on one flight…

Incredible woody – Business class is pretty plush on international flights…

Quirkyloon – That would be the kind of luck that would happen to me. I’d probably live through it just to suffer too…

Roy – Yeah, wings would get in the way of my typing and using the mouse I would think…

Reforminggeek – Is that a real word? ;)

VE said...

elizabeth - That's why I brink those special blow darts I got from that tribe deep in Peru...quiets those kids for hours...

anthonynorth said...

Whatever happened to decent air travel?

freetheunicorns said...

That's a very cool idea. A 55 word story. I like it. I'm gonna try it.

I should also mention, I only roll in first class. More leg room, free booze and warm nuts.

Mama Zen said...

That is exactly how I feel about flying!

aladdinsane12 said...

i used to love flying, but now i feel pretty much exactly how you just described!

Brian Miller said...

nice 55. i have been there and feel your pain...how come they never take a shower either...

my 55 is up!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I don't need a plane to be cranky. I get cranky on the ground best. In planes I just get scared.

quilly said...

I am so sorry. I didn't realize that was you sitting next to me.

G-Man said...

Ha!...
Quilly beat me to it!
Thats why I don't fly as well, and I prefer driving my own car.
Excellent 55 VE.
Thank You for being so supportive today as well.
You Rock Brotha!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Felicitas said...

LOL! A fantastic 55!

CatLadyLarew said...

...which is why I prefer taking the train when possible.

gab said...

Ive only been on a plane 3 maybe 4 times and always in the middle. If thats what the back seats like I hope I never get to sit there lol

Jaime said...

i would think for such a world traveler, that stuff wouldn't bother you anymore

The Silver Fox said...

Good reason to stay home and post blogs.

nursemyra said...

wherever possible, take a train

PattiKen said...

Oh, yeah. Been there, done that. You gave a great description.

My post is up here.

Gladys said...

Hey you just described my flight home from NOLA the other day.

Janna said...

OMG, Blogger ate my comment I left the other day. It's gone!!

I have no idea what I said, but I'm sure it was something utterly thrilling that would have changed your entire life.

I know I included a link to my own Friday 55 for this week... it's posted right here.

secret agent woman said...

Yep, I've been on this very flight. Argh.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Sorry about those poop odors from the bathroom behind you.... I had some bad chili for lunch that day and couldn't contain myself. Better than sitting sext to you though, right?

VE said...

Anthonynorth – It’s in other countries…not in the USA…

Free the unicorns – Good look with the 55. I think we all roll with first class…but some of us cannot afford the extra cost…

Mama zen – Did you ever think you’d be agreeing with VE!

Aladdinsane12 – I used to too. I still like to travel…just not the getting there part…

Brian – You mean I should shower before flying?

Perpetual chocoholic – I lost my fear of flying in Venezuela in a prop plane flying over Angel Falls…it’s another story…

Quilly – Ha! Good one…

g-man – It’s a long way to drive to Europe…

felicitas – Thank you

catlaylarew – I’d like the train if I had the time…but a train to Africa is a LONG time…

gab – Only 3 or 4 times? Oh, you need much more suffering…

Jaime – I would too…but the airlines just keep getting worse…

Silver fox – Excellent idea…

Nursemyra – I’ll bet you didn’t take one to Europe! ;)

Pattiken – It’s those common things we can relate to…wait…that is just stating the obvious…nevermind

Gladys – How do you know I wasn’t there!

Janna – I hate when that happens. I was hoping for another complete post in the comments too

Secret agent woman – Perhaps it’s the same flight for everyone…

Mandy’s life after 30 – They should screen for chili eaters when you go through security…

MJ said...

Hey, at least no kids kicking your seat from behind.

VE said...

mj - Boy, that's true...that's one of the worst. When that happens I stuff them into the overhead compartment...

lime said...

LOL, too funny! it's as good a reason as any.

VE said...

lime - As long as I'm not in the plane...