My recent travels to the UK left me feeling a bit perplexed. I flew EasyJet again – lets be honest, the price is right and the service now that the company has matured a little, is actually very good. They have good routes, and generally run on time. I even managed to get the train from Rugby to Luton Airport, 1st class for just over £30 and a silly £1.60 bus transfer from Luton Airport Parkway Station to the Terminal – all in about 2 hours – pretty damn sweet if you ask me!
I am perplexed because when booking, I never noticed the tick box for ‘I will behave like a total fuckwit’ yet so many of my fellow passengers did. I also find it amusing that people start to queue at the gate even before the incoming plane has landed and made its way to the gate to offload the incoming passengers. What really tickles me is when people with ‘Speedy Boarding’ are also as hurried to get in a queue for a plane that hasn’t even arrived yet. Oh the joys of flying.
What leaves me dumb struck are the regular flyers – by that I mean the business man that flies business class and gets priority boarding. Why is it that these spaztards actually get to the gate and when they are asked for their boarding cards, they have it stowed at the very bottom of their carry on ? I could fully understand if they were virgin flyers but regular flyers should know better.
There is of course one huge bonus of flying back to France – it is a given that the arrivals hall will be a major cluster fuck. So, Nice, Terminal 2 – there are 4 or 5 reclaim belts but those cheese munchers decide to put three flights worth of bags all on one belt while the others stand redundant. Of course, you can trust the passengers to then crowd right up to the belt so that no-one can get to their bag when it actually comes around after a wait of 30 minutes. Society has become one huge self centred place where people have little or no consideration for those around them.
Now lets talk conspiracy. On the boat, my shampoo is Head and Shoulders. Now, I don’t have dandruff but I do have a concern. I think that when I stop using the shampoo and switch to whatever brand comes next, suddenly I will start getting dandruff – a result of the secret ingredient that is put in the shampoo to trap the accidental user.
Don’t believe me? Ask someone who has used Sensodyne toothpaste and then stopped – I bet their teeth got sensitive afterwards.
All done? Not quite.
Tomorrow morning I will brave the chilled temperature of the Meditereanean at around 06:45. I brought my summer wet suit with me so that I can start swimming in the mornings too. The boat gauge suggests 14ºc – time will tell.