I’m old enough to remember the golden age of air travel. Okay, that’s a lie. I do however remember it being less gross. But that might just be me romanticizing how amazing everything was in my youth. And how everyone was decent, and kind and… clean and wonderful.
Nowadays the vein in my eyeball starts to throb as I take in the queue to the check-in counters that’s snaking half way round the terminal building (and back again) as I walk into the airport. I don’t even dare glance at the queue going through security… although I am looking forward to getting a little bit roughed up and manhandled… albeit without the sweet-nothings whispered into my ear. Or even dinner first. (I’ll take what I can get)
By far the worst thing about airports though is the universally adopted psychological waterboarding hell that mandates that CNN has to be playing from every single screen within your field of vision. There’s just no getting away from it.
Oh how I wish this was real and not Babylon Bee satire.
To be fair. I’d gripe just as much if it was Fox news assaulting my eyeballs. Although… the female presenters are prettier on Fox. I mean if your whole industry mantra is style over substance, might as well go with incredibly good looking people. I get less hostile about being harangued by pretty people. I can’t attest to the beauty of the male presenters. They all look the same to me.