Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Where is Cyndi Lauper when you need her?

air art

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!


Heather said...

Hee! Hee! Hee! That's so funny. Yes, we can encounter some really crazy rude people when we travel...I like the photo there, too!
have a great day

Carol Blackburn said...

Hmmmm, Crystal.....are you sure Charlie wasn't in the bar? One of the things I like to do when in a waiting situation in public is look at the faces of people and see who looks like a celebrity. At our local supermarket we have a Rod Stewart look alike. Everytime I see him I have to break into "bring over some of your old Motown records....etc." It's a lot of fun. It's also funny to see the captcha at the bottom of this comment; they gave me the word "flyma" today. Hmmmm, think they match the captcha to something you are talking about. Looks pretty suspicious to me.

Lee said...

Amen! I wish the airlines would let all those passengers with nothing in the overhead bins deplane first. :D
Lovely photo BTW

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Airports are a place to be avoided at all costs in my opinion!

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, great post, as always! That would have been cool, to see Cindy singing in the airport! It's sad how "rude" some people are and it's not just at the airport! I say to myself everyday, you're not going to change me! I put a smile on my face and if I'm in the car, I will turn up the radio ;o) Keep smiling!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Enjoyed your post! As a well traveled person, I too, have seen this over & over. It is amazing what people will try to cram into an overhead compartment. Except for a small bag, we always check our luggage too.

Leovi said...

Excellent aerial view. The rush, the crowds ... so are the airports.

Diana said...

Loved your post especially since I got off the plane tonight...we had very nice, friendly travelers. Loved your Charlie Sheen comment. :)

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