Thursday, May 22, 2008

Shaken, not Stirred

Did you know that flying directly into a 130 mph headwind will not only cause you to be 30 minutes late but will also cause you to feel as though you've just been through the spin cycle? I discovered this yesterday. I am a bad flyer. B-A-D and require Xanax and wine to get me through the calmest of flights. Yesterday when the flight was so bumpy I couldn't pour my tiny bottle of wine into my cup I drank directly from the bottle. Yeah. I did. And the dude next to me? Looked at me enviously and bought a bottle for himself.

I will say this for Air Canada however, excellent cheesy movie selection. I totally watched Mad Money without fear of judgement. And then I clutched the seat in front of me and drank from the bottle for the next 2 hours in hopes that doing that would take away the knowledge that I was being shaken like a rag doll.

Good times. And I get to do it again today. And tomorrow. Let's all hope that the winds have died down and the flight is calm or I will wipe Air Canada out of their wine supplies. Also, possibly clutch the stranger in the seat beside me. Rock and roll.


Dora said...

Just a note to let you know that my bf is a structural engineer (Fancy term for repairman)for Air Canada (been there 28 years), and you couldn't be in safer hands!!! They really take their job very seriously and will not sign off on any job that is not done right!
Of course it always helps to have some wine....before, during, and after!!!! Happy flying!!!

liz said...

I think you need to sit down and negotiate hazard pay. Or, require that you be given a bottle of wine preflight, every flight. Gratis.