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Stupid Human Tricks

November 15, 2008

The end of this week I was in Sedona, Arizona for a conference.  It was relaxing and very scenic.  We went on a nice hike, shopped a bit, and attended a few meetings.  The only downfall, was that as air travel stands today, you will probably lay over, making for a long travel day.  Especially when you have a 7am flight from Phoenix to Dallas and you are driving from Sedona.  So I usually try to schedule my layover with about 1 hour between flights, depending on the time of year, so I don’t have to sit at DFW any longer than I sat on the plane.  Now that I travel a bit for my job, I have learned to become a connector pro.  I can eat, take a *break*, find my gate (which is always in a different terminal)–all in about 30 minutes flat.  Since my flights have been on time lately, I have had a few extra moments to observe some, as Dave would call them, “stupid human tricks”.  It is really amazing what you can find, if you are looking.  It makes you wonder if you perform stupid human tricks without realizing it.  I hope not, but I am leaning toward yes.  So some of my faves are listed below:

1.  The Odd Duck Traveler:  The guy who pulled out a turkey feather from an envelope, then started examining each strand one by one.

2.  The Senile Traveler:  The individual who complains about the airline they are flying, but yet fly them anyway.

3.  The Narcissist Business Traveler:  The passenger that knows ALL about traveling, not limited to, but including how smart he is about working the carry on luggage system.

4.  The Neurotic Traveler: (my personal favorite). The passenger who charges the gate, even if their group is not called.  Once they have been redirected to wait for their group.  They step aside, right by the jet bridge, then race back over 2 feet once their group is called.  They have to be the first one on the plane…why???  Dunno.

Those are just a few that I ran into all in one trip.  It must have been my lucky day! 





3 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    November 15, 2008 10:37 pm

    Which traveler are you? 🙂 Those pictures are pretty, did you take them? See you in the morning!

  2. November 16, 2008 1:51 pm

    Sedona is very beautiful! It does attract a very odd lot though.

  3. PCBH permalink
    November 16, 2008 2:56 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Sedona. It sounds gorgeous.

    I always feel like there is no experience to make me feel more self righteous and good about myself than to sit in an airport. You truly see some WEIRDOS!

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