We present to you our favorite least favorite happenings from the past week. Call it a rant review.
Bathrooms. Everybody has a favorite bathroom story. We have a favorite bathroom question. She of We asks why Ladies ’ Rooms always are so filthy. Amid the toilet paper on the floor, the water on the sink, the garbage around but not quite in the trash, can you actually say any real ladies are stopping by? Is it because of the amount of time women spend in the room that they give up on niceties? Perhaps because women line everything with toilet paper so their bodies don’t actually touch anything in the room that when the paper slips off the seat or the handle or the sink they aren’t going to be the ones to pick it up. Naturally that led to the follow up question: if they aren’t going to touch anything while out why don’t they wait to get home?
Airlines: You have to be very lucky and want to travel between just the right two cities in America to get a direct flight to Anywhere, USA. Otherwise, it’s “connecting through” on your itinerary. Our question: When does a layover become a rant? He of We was connecting through Houston last week. That’s just about halfway between east and west and that’s where United decided to have him switch planes. When he arrived at the halfway point he discovered that his connection was going to be 3 hours and 10 minutes late in taking off. Apparently United ran out of planes and was sticking by the initial plan to fly the plane that was due to arrive at 5pm even though it didn’t leave its departure city (4 hours away) until after 4pm. The delay was 10 minutes less than the expected flight time to He of We’s final destination putting him there not slightly before 9pm but slightly after midnight. Add three hours due to time zone changes and it was really a long day. United was good enough to recognize the inconvenience they caused and offered everyone waiting at the gate for those 3 hours free soft drinks. The women probably made a mess of the Ladies’ Room.
Stupid questions: A variety of stupid questions were asked of us last week.
“Are these all the same?” Clerk at the everything store when ringing up 20 CDs. (Why we were buying 20 CDs will be coming up in a future post but no, there were indeed all different.)
Will you be wanting any dessert?” Waitress AFTER she placed our check on the table.
“Is that in the morning?” Wake-up call operator responding to He of We’s request for a call at 6am.”
Reservations: On the aforementioned trip that He of We got to wait for 3 hours to finish, he did eventually arrive at his destination and the hotel there. Our question is why do we bother? His reservation was for 4 nights in an up-graded, non-smoking room. Upon check-in the clerk told him he could have 2 nights in such a room. After that the room he was going to be put in would be unavailable and they would move him to a different, but similar room. He of We asked the obvious question, was there anywhere in the hotel he could stay for all 4 nights without having to move. Of course, he could have 4 nights in a standard room. There’s a follow-up question in there somewhere but we can’t figure out exactly what it is.
So those were our questions of the week. Or maybe, those were our questions of the weak.
Now, that’s what we think. Really. How ‘bout you?