Flight Trouble

I told a bunch of people that I was leaving at 3:30 for my 5:30 flight… I didn’t think too much of it… nobody said anything… I’ve done it lots of times before….. right? Hey, what’s all this fog doing in my brain?

  • left home at 3:30 for a 5:35 flight
  • made deposit at ATM
  • mailed express mail package
  • 3:45, called sister from exit 30
  • got on 287
  • got on 24
  • small tie up getting onto 78
  • drove under "Welcome to Newark Airport" sign at 4:30, “An hour before the flight, a little tight, but no problem.”
  • got parking ticket at 4:37 (so says the ticket)
  • parked
  • walked into Terminal
  • Peed
  • Found "Continental Elite" checkin station
  • Found "All You Riff-Raff" checkin station
  • Got in line at 4:58
  • Checked in at 5:05
  • No wait, the flight is at 5:20. They had changed it a month ago and notified me but I hadn’t groked that.
  • Fuck.
  • Booked for 7am flight the next day
  • Left parking lot at 5:25 in a crushed daze.
  • 5:45 Got in bizarro argument with mother where she kept trying to
    manipulate my unhappiness. Hung up on her.
  • 5:50 called sister
  • 5:55 called S.H. with change of plans
  • 6:00 ate greasy gross dinner at Popeyes Chicken, enjoying how much I
    disliked the food.
  • 6:30 moped in restaurant
  • 6:45 wandered Hudson Mall aimlessly (and realized that it had 2 Foot
    Locker stores less than 200 feet apart… that insanity got my mind off my problem for a couple minutes)
  • 7:00 drove back to Bumpkettstown
  • 8:45 Got there after sucky sucky drive. I almost fell asleep on the
    highway… (which is why I can’t go to parties in NYC…. On 2 different
    occations I’ve taken > 4 hrs to get home because I kept needing to pull over
    and nap.)
  • 9:45 bed time. I’ve got to leave for the airport at 4 am.

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