Interior of a China Southern Airlines airplane. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Amanda Black published a post in ShermansTravel Blog called, “10 People to Avoid on Airplanes.”
As if naming your enemies is going to cure the world of inconvenient travel partners.
Among the list are babies. Sorry, kids, if you were born a baby … you’re not allowed to fly with Amanda Baby-Hatin’ Black.
Also on the list … smelly people, talkers, tech fanatics, overhead bin offenders, and people who don’t wash their hands.
People who don’t wash their hands?
Next time you go to the bathroom on any flight, make sure you look over your shoulder while you are (or are not) washing up. Amanda Hand-Washing Police Black is likely in there with you determining whether or not she can judge you for being a non-hand washer.
Can you say Psycho!
Amanda Hug-n-Kiss Black stops just shy of recommending that if you travel, charter your own plane and fly yourself. Unless you fly with your mouth shut, your armpits clean, your rear sphincter corked, lugguge-less, perfectly quiet, and a blind sheep, she does NOT want you on her airplane.
So get off!
I’m not sure Amanda Black knows how to count. Her list title specifies 10 (ten!) people to avoid, but she recommends a total of 16 different types. Number 5 is the sick or smelly person. This is not always one person. You can be sick and not smell. And you can smell and certainly not be sick. Added, she ends her 11-people — I mean — 10-people list and then throws in five more types of assholes that bother her while traveling.
Hey, Amanda Black, I gotta recommendation for you: Don’t fucking travel.
In the conversation I’m having with Amanda in my mind, she’d respond, “Jeremy, it’s a jovial, hyperbolic list. It’s not to be taken seriously.”
And you may be right, Amanda Black.
But you can’t name EVERYONE as offensive and avoidable. You might as well write, “If you see me — Amanda Dumb Butt Black — rolling my oversized bag while sneezing onto your plane, wreaking of whiskey and carrying my iPad, listening to my iPod and talking on my iPhone, clear the plane, bitches … I just ate a pot of pinto beans and I’ve got stellar gas.”
If I wrote the article, I would post a picture of this guy I’ve traveled quite a bit with. I’m not naming any names, but I’ve been on planes with my dad, and he can handily clear an entire economy cabin with one single flatulent blow.
I’m sure I’ve been on planes that I wasn’t exactly the best candidate for travel partnership for Amanda Black.
The point is, if you can’t embrace that at least 8 to 12 of the people-types Amanda listed on her pathetic excuse for travel advice, then you’re not a good traveler.
Love the ones your with.
People watching and dealing with variety of people is what life is all about.
I’m sorry that Amanda Black arrived so stinking late to the party.
They teach you in church that everyone is different. But we’re not. That’s why there are 16 identifiable types whom you should look for during flights. We aren’t all that different, you, me, them and us.
Instead of loathing EVERYONE.
Get on board. Shut up or ship out.