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If we were in charge…the travel edition

By Alison Kramer |

One of us is waiting to get on a plane, the other at Starbucks.  There’s about a day’s worth of travel between us.

Sometimes we are in the same place, but most of the time we’re not.  Most of the time, we’re having an ongoing blackberry messenger conversation, emailing one another links with commentary, and sharing the occasional tweet.

“Oh look, ya liked my photo on Facebook!

“there is a dude in Starbucks wearing a cape. Seriously.”

“Pfffffft no, I’m not at Best Buy buying more DVD’s, who would you ask that?”

“YAAA! No one beside me on the plane! It’s a Festivus miracle”

This has been going on for years.

And today this is how we’re writing.

Scott: There is only one place to get coffee in this airport and it might as well be in Saskatchewan it’s so far away from my gate.  If I were in charge, Starbucks at each gate.  And they would bring my coffee to me.  And spell my name right.

Alison: If I was in charge, anyone who gives a crying baby a nasty look on a plane,  would immediately start lactating.

Scott: If I was in charge, anyone who tries to get off a plane before it’s their row’s turn, and who doesn’t have a connecting flight within 20 minutes, has to spend their next flight sitting on the toilet.

Alison: LOL  Yes. Holding their suitcase in their lap.

Scott: If I was in charge, anyone trying to redefine the natural limits of geometry by attempting to fit a 15 inch bag into an 8 inch overhead compartment, would have to open up that bag during the flight and let all the rest of the passengers chose one item from inside the bag, to keep.

Alison: I totally did that last flight.  Good thing you weren’t there.

Scott: That’s my bestie…

Alison: If I was in charge, if someone isn’s able to walk down the isle of a plane without hitting everyone in the head, then we all get a chance to punch them. Or kick them. Or sign them up for 50 ridiculous newsletters…

Scott: Ya know, this would make a good blog post.

Alison: Totally! We just need to take all my swearing out. I really do have a problem.

Scott: Good call! Next week, “If we were in charge the clothing edition. Just say no to Jorts and Blouses.”

 

…What would you change about travel if you were in charge?

 

 

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Alison runs a successful nursing bra company called Nummies, and Scott is a speaker and author of UnMarketing. Both are parents, biz owners, and general misfits. They agree about just about everything, except Nickelback and Alison's love of beets and other vegetables. Oh, and they're best friends :) Read bio and latest posts → Read Alison's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “If we were in charge…the travel edition

  1. Karen says:

    LMAO @ “SCHOT”…I think that might be a subliminal message to let you know the coffee is “HOT”…not that you wouldn’t already know that. ;o) I don’t travel by plane, so I have no idea what I would change in that regard. As far as travel by car, I would like to have my speed be the standard driving speed and everyone else has to follow behind me. :o )

  2. Clickflick says:

    I would like them to get rid of the food carts and just have on screen on demand service! Always a bother to get to the washroom when they are in service! :-)

  3. John Morgan says:

    These ideas are awesome! Especially the one about people who give crying babies a bad look.

    I’d add that anyone who decides to go to the bathroom as the attendant is making the last call for boarding should be locked in said bathroom for the remainder of the day.

  4. Natalie @Nat_Rea says:

    Love. Again.

  5. Jen @littlemissmocha says:

    Love it. So true, and I say we put you both in charge of airport rules. Have a feeling you’d have some opinions on security screenings and so many more topics, lol! And yes, please, on the Starbucks. If I have to drag my crap to one end of the airport to get a coffee, then drag it and the coffee back to my gate – I’m boarding cranky. ; )

  6. Dan Wood says:

    If I were in charge there would be no kids allowed on the airplane until just a few minutes before takeoff, and at the end of the flight the kids would get off the plane first no matter where they were seated. This would be best for everyone, including the kids and parents. I don’t understand why this is not standard practice.

  7. Heather Steele says:

    “Alison: If I was in charge, anyone who gives a crying baby a nasty look on a plane, would immediately start lactating.”

    Love you for that one, Alison!

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