October 11, 2005

Back in Black

I'm back from Dallas, but have a ton of unpacking/grading/sleeping to catch up on so nothing from me until tomorrow, probably. However, here are some of my observations:

1. If United Airlines goes Chapter 11, I will sit back with pleasure and cackle with glee. The ground gate people at DFW were the rudest bunch of incompetent rubes I have ever experienced. You could have gotten better service trying to fly out of Siberia on Brezhnev's birthday on Areoflot in 1979. I've never felt this way before, but in particular I hope United Airlines employee Alan Timmlin gets a kidney stone the size of a golfball. That's a horrible thing to wish for, but laughing at someone who is going to miss going on his daughter's field trip because he's going to miss his connection is low....

Seriously, ask me how I really feel....

My flight didn't get into Dulles until midnight, so I had to go over to Avis to rent a car to drive the 2 1/2 hours to get home. But I did it, got home at 4 am, up at 730, and then the field trip was cancelled because the teacher has the flu or something.

I'm sure Alan is having an even heartier laugh at that....

2. Never liked guacamole before because I had never had the really thing. Mother. Of. Gawhd. Sweet!

3. Texas/OU game: Okay, Timmy, slooooooooowly put the gun down......it's only a freakin' game, dude!

4. For a restful sleep, try staying in a generically Marriott stuffed with Sooner fans drinking off a big defeat and Philly fans drinking up for a big victory; never EVER stay in the same hotel with Philly fans after the Eagles have gotten their ass kicked on national tee-vee, let alone by Parcells.

5. Repeat after me: there is no such thing as civic virtue.....

That is all.

Yips! from Robbo:


Posted by Steve at October 11, 2005 12:41 PM | TrackBack

Timmy, TIMmy, TIMMY

Posted by: phin at October 11, 2005 01:11 PM

Uhhhhmmmmmmm United has been in chapter 11 for like three years now. In fact, they until very recently found the financing they need to wrap up restructuring. Now you know why the service was terrible and why they actually have the gall to charge for their food. ;)

Posted by: HayZeus at October 11, 2005 02:11 PM

That link should be "very recently" not "until very recently". That's what I get for speed-proofreading.

Posted by: HayZeus at October 11, 2005 02:13 PM

So where did you get to sample the "real" guacamole?

Hook 'em Horns!

Posted by: JohnL at October 11, 2005 03:10 PM

The entire airline industry would have been better off if United had been liquidated instead of being allowed to reorganize.

Hell, make that the entire nation.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at October 11, 2005 10:56 PM