Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is there a sign on my back?

That says...please mess with me...I enjoy it?

Apparently it's not just my sweet hubby who likes to mess with me. It's my friends too!!

I'm a very panicky pre-flier. I'm fine once I'm through security at the gate and waiting to board. It's just all the things that lead up to that make me a nervous wreck. I just don't want to miss my plane...because that's a head ache.

I wasn't running too late and was trying to find parking. The stupid airport has been doing construction for what feels like 100 years and while trying to find the economy parking I ended up at the short term lot with no where else to go but through the gate. Grr. I stopped at the little information booth and a sweet lady told me I could just go through all these parking lots out the exit and then to Economy.

Off I went. I noticed as I was trying to find the exit that I was in the Long Term A lot (which the sign had said was full). I found a spot. WAHOO! After parking, getting all my crap out and checking the locks (twice) I headed to the little station to wait for a shuttle.

10 minutes go by...no shuttle. And then it hit me...what if they don't come here because it's "full?!" Panic set in. As I was trying to decide whether or not I should get back in the car and find parking elsewhere my phone rang.

It was my bestie who works at the airport. I know I was talking a mile a minute as soon as I answered the call asking him about my current situation. It went something like this:

Me: DO THE SHUTTLES STILL COME TO LOTS THAT THE SIGN SAYS ARE FULL?!?!?!?!?! I PARKED IN LOT A AND IT SAID IT WAS FULL AND NOW I'M WAITING FOR A SHUTTLE AND ONE HASN'T COME YET AND I THINK I SHOULD GO PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE BECAUSE I HAVE TO MAKE THIS FLIGHT. SO DO THEY STILL COME TO FULL LOTS?!?!?!!?

Bestie: Nope, they don't come to full lots.

Me: OH.MY.GOSH. (i'm already running back to my car as these words are coming out of my mouth)

Bestie: I'm kidding...OF COURSE they still run to full lots they still have to take people to their cars who parked there.

After he said that I saw a shuttle puttering up the lot.

I really need to monitor my reactions to things or I'm going to end up sending myself to an early grave. What was that quote I loved...oh yeah..."The worst things in my life never happened to me." That seems to apply to me once again.

1 comment:

  1. That makes me laugh in commiseration, and I love that quote. I can certainly manufacture in my head THE most dire possibilities regardless of the circumstance.Forgot to log a check in my register and am -$74? Shit oh dear, I am going to lose the house, and then my kids, and the judge will look at me and shake his head and tell me that I am THE world's worst parent and I should just crawl into a hole. Right. all in my head. We are a little nuts, eh?

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