“Can’t you even look at me when you answer’?

The coffee is dark and sweet and it rolls down the back of my throat like a wave of happiness.

I’ll ignore the chocolate the hostess placed beside it on the table. It sits there looking inviting but no, it’s not needed at 4.00 am in the morning.

It’s dark in  the cabin with just the sounds of the plane  flushing through my ears but by the magic of technology I have an entire orchestra in my head, playing there just for me.

It’s a shock to the system to eat  a full meal at 1.00 am as we did last night and  to be honest I only nibbled around the edges. 
I did manage to sleep 6 straight hours.

Breakfast is about to arrive and I will do better this time around.

I wonder if I do it the wrong way. The ladies in the booth near me indulged in a lot of red wine for their meal, indeed one lady downed 6 glasses and 3 small boxes of chocolate… I wonder how she feels this morning?

I don’t normally count, but when the event is happening next to you its hard to ignore the red liquid as it flows past you.

I’m a seasoned traveler. 

However at my own (I call it mine because I live there) airport I met the most amazing security ‘person’

Having already gone through the main security, I had to then go through International Security.
I put my bags on the belt and proceeded to take out my computer. 
“Any liquid or gels” was the familiar banter from the security assistant. 
I was taking the computer out of my bag and about to reply when he very loudly stated 
“No not computers, I said liquid or gels’ leave your computer in the bag. 
I told him I didn’t have any of those things in my bag was in the process of putting  my computer back”

He stopped with his hands on his hips and holding up the luggage belt 
He said. “Can’t you even look at me when you answer’? I was astounded.
I walked past the scanner with my eyes fixed intently on his and continued to do so for the next 20 seconds.
A I picked up my luggage then he made derogatory comments to the passengers behind me…. Yes I will make a report, I found his behavior really embarrassing.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Yoly T says:

    I totally agree with you. We need to start complaining. The more the better. We are being treated like cattle and have to take itI Specially from the people that have no manners. In the meantime, the ones that put this entire system in place, go through airports in a breeze with special passes and a smile… Travelling used to be fun and there was screening and security.

    1. Pam says:

      I think it was just a bit of a fluke, but he was rather impolite. Most people are easy to get on with I’ve found.

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