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Writer's Block: Up in the Air [May. 21st, 2010|01:28 pm]
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Do you ever call friends or use the Internet when flying or do you use airplane time as an opportunity to unwind, read, or talk to strangers? How do you usually pass the time when you’re in the air?


I am going to say this right now and I'm sorry if you're one of those nice people from some random state that thinks it's suuuuuppperrr aweeeeeesssooommee to talk to strangers but PLEASE do not talk to strangers on an airplane. Because then we feel obligated to continue talking to you throughout the whole flight EVEN THOUGH all we want to do is put our headphones on and finish reading our book or our crossword puzzle. Or on a super long flight, take our Xanax and pass the fuck out.

Thanks.
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From: sneakthief
2010-05-21 05:38 pm (UTC)
I might exchange initial "hello"s but that's pretty much my limit. I'm not there to hear about someone's problems.
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[User Picture]From: chemchick
2010-05-21 05:50 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I am not your plane therapist, random dude who has intimacy issues.
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[User Picture]From: feckalyn
2010-05-21 06:02 pm (UTC)
Bah!

I've met some awesome people on airplanes (I ended up in Baltimore eating Afghani food and then at a strip club bikini bar with occasional costume malfunctions when I was 19 with one dude. Best kisser I've ever met). It's pretty easy to tell up front if you're going to like them or not. And if you don't then the head phones go on.
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[User Picture]From: chemchick
2010-05-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
I have a hard time putting on my headphones while someone is talking to me as I am sometimes hyper-concious of how rude I am when travelling due to the whole "New Yorkers are rude" thing.
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[User Picture]From: feckalyn
2010-05-21 06:27 pm (UTC)
You're not going to dispel the myth either way. Don't hate those of us who like to chat aloft (if we're compatible) 'cause of yo issues baby. Don't hate. <3
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[User Picture]From: chemchick
2010-05-21 06:57 pm (UTC)
lol. And this is why New Yorkers have more than one therapist.
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[User Picture]From: feckalyn
2010-05-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Push. (the book they made "Prescious" from). Can you tell?
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[User Picture]From: pat_trick
2010-05-21 06:41 pm (UTC)
if i don't respond to you while flying, i'm not interested in talking with you. sorry.

but if you have a nintendo ds/dsi/dsixl, i'm totally going to trade pokemons with you.
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[User Picture]From: arafel
2010-05-21 07:44 pm (UTC)
This, this, so much this.
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[User Picture]From: batman
2010-05-21 07:53 pm (UTC)
I put my headphones on the second I get on a plane and don't talk to anyone unless it's to say CAN I HAVE WATER PLEASE or EXCUSE ME SEAT-BUDDY I HAVE TO GO USE THE LAVATORY
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From: declawedkitty
2010-05-22 08:39 pm (UTC)
what if they are a cute stranger?
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