This was supposed to be an easy one, a single flight for a three-day business trip, a direct flight that I do every couple of months -- pack Kindle for reading, bring ear buds in case there is a decent movie to watch, buy overpriced water and diet coke at the airport because they are gonna ignore you when flying in the cheap seats.
So what could be annoying about something that is pretty much a semi-regular routine? Hmmm...
1- When boarding the plane, you have to show ID except if you under 18. And you prove that how, if ID not required? We are trusting teens with the honour system now?
2- Jerkwads who carry on waaay more baggage than they should. The restriction is two small items, buddy, not three huge hockey bags. I think that last one may have a corpse in it, by the way.
3-Flight attendants not in uniform. I DON'T EFFING KNOW YOU WORK HERE! You, the glum faced young woman blocking my seat, is this your job?
4- Jerk beside me who keeps asking me for headphones over and over. Already told you I brought these from home. Do I look like Radio Shack? Or do you think we are gonna share this pair?
5- Annoying nameless airline - okay, Air Canada, - who boasts you can watch the entertainment system gate to gate, then has me sit through all the ads and sponsor crap, only to restart the system and have me sit through all the ads and sponsor crap again. Aaaargh!
6- Commercials for accountants who are trying to brand the career as cool by showing us one hip young CMA. One. They found one.
7- Jerkwad passengers who ignore announcements. Hey Mr Seat 15A, they called you five times to upgrade you to first class. Don't want the seat? I'll take it, thank you very much.
8- Bowling teams who wear neon blue shirts and travel in packs.
9- The programmer who selects episodes 14 and 16 of Two and a Half Men to feature on the plane. Episode 14 was part one of a two-parter, buddy. I was emotionally invested...
10- Waiting 34 minutes --- and yes I timed it --- at the carousel for my luggage. What, did you take our bags on a guided tour of the city in the meantime? Maybe the dude carrying on everything he owns wasn't so wrong after all...