I'm on way to Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crazy , I know. However, My BFF moved there last year (Orlando) and I miss her like crazy! I'm on summer break and its next to impossible to go during the school year and its cheaper.
So...Florida here I come!
I'm flying alone, which actually I like doing. I get to read a ton of meaningless magazines and read books that I have been coveting without having to make conversation with anyone else. Its nice to have that once in awhile.
I get goofed up easily, I'm always late, I don't think things through, very forgetful, and I am tooooo laid back, etc.... all these things are not good when you are flying the friendly skies. Sometimes they are just not that friendly!
I do have some examples...Wanna hear them?
I'll make them short and sweet and to the point.
First time flying alone.
Destination: Washington DC for a friends wedding. I was a "reader" in the wedding so I needed to be there for the dress rehearsal.
My outfit still was not complete for the wedding, I still needed shoes. I thought I would stop at the mall before getting on the plane. Great idea....
Stopped at mall...shopping around and I ran into one of my friends.
friend: Hey I thought you were going to DC?
me: Oh I am. I just needed to get some shoes.
friend: What time is your flight?
friend: WHAT? Your going to miss your flight!
me: No I won't, I have an hour.
friend: You have to check in your stuff still and go through security...you will never make it.
I leave to go to the airport ( not before buying the shoes, of course!)
get into the car...no directions! I am so directionally challenged!
I call the airport...get directions. Proceeded to call back like 6 more times to see if the plane left.
For some reason in my head I was thinking I would just pull up to the airport, park, walk in and get on the plane.
Your probably wondering if I ever had been on a plane before...yep...several times.
My excuse...none. Sometimes..I just don't think.
Needless to say I missed my plane, which meant of course that I missed the rehearsal dinner and scared everybody as to my whereabouts.
Oh...I had also left my plane tickets at home...yeah I am that awesome!
Destination: San Francisco to visit a friend
Brought an expired license instead of my current one. Why you may ask.... I couldn't find my current one and thought an expired one would work fine. Its not like I would be driving a car or anything. I had left packing until the last minute and didn't have time to look for my license...I needed to be there early ( I didn't want to miss my plane like last time. See...I do learn small lessons)
Fast forward...me trying to check in.
The guy wouldn't let me check in because my license was expired.
Big situation broke out...I went to another airline employee. That person thought I should be let on the plane. In his words "She isn't going to be flying the plane"
Argument broke out between the two about it...third person was called in...I was let on the plane. Had to run all they way there while the plane waited for me.
Want to know the funny thing....this was on my trip home. They obviously let me fly there on my expired license. Hmmph...
Destination: Key West - maid of honor in a wedding
Alarm did not go off in the morning ( thank goodness I am an early riser anyways)
freaked out...threw everything that wasn't packed yet into my carry on.
I'm sure you can guess what happened.
I totally forgot that everything in my carry on that is liquid like could not be bigger than 3.4 oz. Tears are starting to well up at thought of this.
I got to the security check and that is when I encountered the bitch from hell. This cold- hearted woman informs me that I broke all sorts of codes and proceeded to throw away all of my hair products, etc... right in front of me. I thought I was going to be sick! These products were not cheap...I spent money on them!
and let me tell ya she reveled in throwing this stuff away. She picked each one up, admired it, commented on what the cost of it was, then dropped it in the trash. She did this with every single thing. With everyone that was in line for security watching. It was painful....
and the most embarrassing moment... was when she picked up one of the items that I bought for my friends bachelorette party. This...