Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010...9:54 am
Just because it fits in your carry on bag…..
I fly as little as possible. I actually like to fly but the hassle of getting through the airport and dealing with the other folks that fly makes it a daunting task.
If I can drive it I will. 14 hours from Starkville is my cutoff. I find that I can’t do more than that in a day and be worth much the next few days.
One of the joys of flying out of this part of the world is that you can’t get a direct flight any where. Everything has a connection. Nothing better than flying from Starkville to Atlanta, waiting an hour and then flying back over Mississippi to get to the west coast.
If you want to fly west, you have to drive to Jackson or Memphis. That’s a couple of hours there and back. It really adds to the trip.
14 hours is my cutoff point so Boston was way out side of that since it’s 21 hours from Starkville.
This morning at 5am I had another example of the reason that some folks just should not fly.
The line to security was insane. We get up to security and folks are running stuff through the x ray machine. The guy in front of me has a mallet in his carry on bag.
I am not talking about a little hammer. This monster was at least a foot and a half long. It looked a little like ”Mjolner” the hammer of Thor- the Norse God of Thunder.
Needless to say, the TSA folks freaked.