I just read a short blurb in my local paper that recently at an Argentina airport Cyndi Lauper grabbed the public address microphone and broke into a rendition of “Girls just wanna have fun.” And everyone did—have fun that is.
They say that music soothes the savage beast. Airport delays, layovers, lost luggage and rude fellow travelers can turn even the mellowest of people into if not savage beasts, then beasts nonetheless.
On my recent flight I witnessed a woman shoving everyone else’s carry-ons out of the bins so she could stuff her over stuffed bag inside. I saw another, in her hurry to de-plane conk a fellow on the head. The guy reeled a bit and I am sure saw a few stars and it wasn’t outside the window. Yet another sprinted past elderly people in order to get overhead bin space. Just so you know I always check my luggage. It’s just not worth the fuss.
Oh Cyndi, where are you when needed? A little music, especially a bright happy tune would make loads so much lighter. Oh what lucky passengers to be stranded at an airport with Cyndi. Alas there was no Cyndi Lauper in Atlanta. On the bright side, though, there was also no Charlie Sheen!