"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Making the flight

photo by Eric Alder http://bifocalunivision.blogspot.com/

If I don't make this flight

I'll never live it down

I have to see this sight


5 comments:

RNSANE said...

Very cute poem. I can't remember ever missing a flight in a lifetime of travel, all over the world.

Dave King said...

Quite right, too! Well said!

Friko said...

I've just been down your blog lane; thanks for a very good laugh.

Evelyn said...

ha!
cutie cute.
I like your blog, always smiling...

Bee's Blog said...

Very good.

My first flight ever was in 1957 when it took three days to fly from London to Singapore. I have been flying the world ever since. As a teenager on my way home from boarding school in England to Germany one very snowy Christmas, the weather was so bad the flight was cancelled. I went back to the school friend I was staying with. Her parents later called the airline to find the flight had indeed departed and the BEA staff had been looking everywhere for me!

Another time (and I swear I only ever had two mishaps) was when I somehow got my timing wrong and took 2020 hours for 2200 hours! I had to get that plane out of Cyprus as I was flying to Nigeria 36 hours later! How my parents got me to that airport I'll never know. The BA flight was taxing on the runway. I remember a ground attendant running with me and my three year old son across the tarmac whilst I could see from the corner of my eye, someone else running with the steps. Doors opened, we ran up the steps to be greeted by a male flight attendant: "Good evening Mrs....... (name given). What kept you?" and handed me a glass of champagne.