13 October 2008

I can't wait for the Powerpoint humor

5 Things I hate about business travel:

1) Playing "space invaders" on the plane. This is my seat. That's yours. Don't be pushing your knee into my territory.

2) The person in front of you, who can't quite understand what's going on no matter how patient the clerk is, at: the airline counter, the car rental counter, the hotel desk...

3) Finding out at 3 a.m., that the last person that had the hotel room before you set the alarm clock for 3 a.m.

4) Discovering the hotel's "free breakfast buffet" consists of mini-boxes of Oat Bran and bananas.

5) Being trapped in a room for nine hours straight with people who expect break banter about the weather.

At least I can practice my awesome bedjumping skills.*



* Jeez, what do you take me for? Just click the link.

17 comments:

charlotteharris said...

My specialty is armrest wars on the plane... I've become excellent at accomplishing any small task without removing my elbow from its spot on the armrest. You move it you lose it.
That breakfast actually sounds decent!

Gilahi said...

Is there a pile-of-leaves jumping blog, too?

Mike said...

Scarey. One of the bedjumming photos looks exactly like somebody I know. I know it can't be them though. It must be their EVIL TWIN!

fiona said...

Bedjumping.
Are they excercising or needing exorcism? I'm gonna give Father Merrin a call. He managed to cure Regan MacNeil of this particular "hobby"!

rs27 said...

The buffet didn't have those small muffins that you need to eat 40 of to equal one real muffin?

lame.

Bilbo said...

You forgot the part about changing planes in Dallas when you have 45 minutes between flights, your incoming flight lands 30 minutes late at gate A-1 and your connecting gate is G-975, which is actually a suburb of Amarillo.

Kristin said...

And how is the weather? Worth several 15 minute discussions?

LivitLuvit said...

"Just because you are a man doesn't mean you get the armrest"...

A-freaking-MEN! I hate the armrest battle. I'm pretty sneaky though. Don't go to the bathroom, because I am on that armrest like WHITE ON RICE.

Herb of DC said...

It is unusually hot here this week for October.

Reya Mellicker said...

You forgot the part about sitting in the room, trying to banter about the weather, but there aren't any windows.

Or ... from the hotel room, your "view" is of a parking lot. Or the airport. Or a freeway.

Hope you get to come home soon!

lacochran said...

All: Thanks for your comments. They'll cheer me as I go on my merry way. Leaving today... back in a few. *wave*

Herb of DC said...

More weather news: it is still unusually hot here and it looks like the Stanley Kaplan Washington Post Express quoted you correctly today.

Maybe our group smackdown had an impact?

GreenCanary said...

Bananas!

GreenCanary said...

P.S. I tagged you, girlie. Check out my blog. Holla!

Narm said...

Um how about the perks? Like getting to drink with Cleveland's 14th most popular blogger named Jeff.

aijuswanawrite said...

you should hold a mini-seminar on how people should not commit sins 1-4, during the break in #5. at least you won't have to hear them talk about the weather

lacochran said...

Herb of DC: Thanks for the "heads up". I guess the lesson is smack early and smack often.

GreenCanary: Hollaback! Wait, you ain't no hollaback girl!

Narm: You're so needy. Okay, fine. I posted about you even though you posted about SJP (ew).

Aijustwanawrite: Now you tell me. We did indeed talk about the weather.