UPDATE: My Four-Hour Flight Delay — How I Got in Trouble at the Airport Today
I was suppose to fly out for a business conference today, departing from the Lafayette airport at around 6:15 a.m. today. But when I got there, I found out the flight was delayed for "crew problems," whatever that somewhat terrifying statement means. So now, I have four hours on my hands. There's got to be some trouble I can get into while I'm here, right? Let's start by ticking off the TSA guys, eh?
5:38 a.m.-- Time to explore the delights of the Lafayette Regional Airport.
5:40 a.m. -- It took exactly 122 seconds to explore the airport. REPORT -- No delights.
5:54 a.m. -- Thinking of asking the TSA crew to frisk me to pass the time.
5:59 a.m. -- Update -- do not ask TSA to frisk you. I am now on an FBI watchlist.
6:06 a.m. -- "Frisk" is a funny word, huh?
6:10 a.m. -- Woman just asked me if I'm flying to Hartford, Conn. I say no. She says, "You're lucky." Clearly this means everyone going to Hartford is gonna die.
6:12 a.m.-- TSA not interested in my "Hartford woman is a killer" theory.
6:23 a.m. -- Offered to frisk the TSA crew to pass the time. Am going to be detained for a bit.
7:03 a.m. -- No one to watch my bags. Going to have to strap them on to go pee.
7:05 a.m.-- Caught security guard just hanging out in bathroom doing nothing. Feel 29% less secure now.
7:18 a.m. -- Threw a quarter to distract TSA, dove head-first into X-ray machine. My bones are frickin' awesome.
7:19 a.m.-- Gonna be detained again.
8:21 a.m. -- Pretty sure the chick at the Hertz counter is high. ENTERPRISE RULES!
8:23 a.m. -- Sending my bags up the escalator by themselves to freak out the gang at the C gate.
8:36 a.m.-- I think Hartford Woman is staring at me when I'm not looking. So that's what the stare of a cold-blooded killer feels like.
8:38 a.m. -- Made a hat out of the USA Today.
8:49 a.m.-- Couple checks-in little yappy, barking dog as luggage. Hartford Woman staring intently at dog. Uh, oh... You have unleashed the fury, dog couple!
8:51 a.m. -- Caught Marge at the TSA station looking again at my X-rays. Sorry, Margie, I'm taken. But you'd be right to admire that bone structure, honey.
9:25 a.m. -- Lafayette is known as one of the premier Cajun cuisine capitals of the world. Just finished my bag of Cheetos Cheese Puffs.