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Lesssons From The Airport – Enough With The Entitlement

Yesterday, en route to my beloved RKC weekend, I was in the airport watching the clock, realizing just how sore my knees were about to get. Airplanes are not made for 6’8″ lovable losers. But wait! There was a commotion amongst the passengers!

A lady was screaming her head off–and I mean shrieking like someone was stabbing her eyes out–because the wireless connection was “spotty.” I watched the poor people around her begin to inch away. She wasn’t even yelling at anyone. Just yelling. Just because.

And then a dapper gentleman who was probably in his early 70s walked up and patted her shoulder.

“Ma’am,” he said, “Wi fi is not one of the inalienable rights.”

Two hours later, the smile on my face was still keeping the pain in my knees at bay.

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  • David Cain June 12, 2009, 11:10 am

    Haha! Made me smile, thanks.

    Poor woman. I cannot imagine what life is like for her.

    Have fun at RKC weekend!

  • Ann Elise June 14, 2009, 4:56 am

    That’s an awesome story. Isn’t it amazing the way we can become conditioned? Kudos to the dapper gentleman for speaking up.

    Hope you are enjoying a nice stretch after your flight.

  • Megan Horton June 17, 2009, 2:45 pm

    I’m just glad someone put her in her place. Although we all know how bad the airport sucks. Maybe she’d been there for days and just wanted to check her myspace….Who knows. I wish I could’ve seen this.

    • Josh Hanagarne June 17, 2009, 2:51 pm

      I think she was jonesing to play one of those games where you drag a sassy pair of sunglasses onto a kitten.