Thursday, February 22

That's What You Thought

Well, I had a voice mail message when I arrived at work telling me that United had cancelled my flight. And that was that.

To the airline it means one more unsatisfied customer, but to me it means no loving time with lovely Felicia, no terminal fun with terminally fun Yeller, no 70 degree weather. No haircut. Tonight, feeling low, I hit the bottle.

Of bubble bath. Yet not even a sudsy, lukewarm dunk in a semi-clean tub could drown my sorrows. I miss you, Feleesh. Have fun, Agent Yellow.

I thought that maybe I would give up flying for Lent, but I've decided to instead give up flying for life.

In other news, tonight my mom gave me a recipe for a potato dish. During the course of our phone conversation, we had this exchange:

EFC: So, I am clear on everything except... what's a garlic mint?
EFC's Mom (unsuccessfully concealing pity) : Garlic, minced, EFC. Minced.

11 comments:

Judy said...

That just SUCKS!! Sure hope they don't cancel our flight up to NH. Don't want to miss seeing ya!!

Faith said...

Goddamnit United. Another airline I have to vow to some day destroy with a towering fire of rage... there's getting to be a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

EFC - If I were these airlines' mom, I can tell you they would be in time out for a very very very very long time. Then, I would make them rake leaves, shovel snow and do extra chores for as long as it took to earn the money to pay you back for all the trouble. Lastly, I would have them clean your tub properly so that you could have a comfortable place to sit in bubbles as you read their 10 page apology letter.

And as far as mints an' garlic go, I say go forth proudly. As cooking beginners, we can humbly ask for clarification (i.e., "Broiler? Do I own a broiler? Oh, you mean that tupperware storage container on the bottom of the oven?.) Hopefuly, our cooking teachers will be as patient and generous as we would surely be if they asked us to clarify something we know about (say literature, economics, science, and clearing snow off one's car.)

-Corinne "Oh, You Have to Crack the Eggs First" Espinoza

Melanie said...

Well, it *is* helpful if your partner is a good cook, instead...

Anonymous said...

What did you give up for lent?

EnoughFigCookies said...

Talking on the cell phone whilst driving. You?

Anonymous said...

I am Jewish. But I gave up women, even though I never really had any.

Anonymous said...

You were quoted in this year's J-Show. The younger studen'ts didn't get it, but the '08 and '07 classes loved it.

Elizabeth said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
That sucks big time.

Faith said...

what quote of EFCs was used in jshow? I must know.

Anonymous said...

Your legacy thrives.