People, guns and headache pills…

I’m sitting at Birmingham airport about to embark on my trip to OOW 2009. I’m always a bit nervous before OOW. It’s so big and so daunting. I know I’m going to enjoy it, but the prospect seems a little overwhelming…

Airports are unusual places, mostly because of the people that populate them. Looking around I see several distinct types:

  • Business People: Moving straight from the plane to a meeting, so they have to look neat. As a result they look overdressed for several hours in a glorified cattle truck.
  • Holiday Formal: These holiday types are still of the attitude that air travel is a special occasion, so they are going to get dressed in their Sunday best and make a big thing of it. Listen darling, those heals are not suited to 11 hours in a plane!
  • Holiday Slob: People well versed in the hell that is international travel. Comfort is king and they don’t care what they look like. I lump myself in this category.
  • Unhappily Married: Couples sitting together because they have to. Not speaking because there is nothing to say. One look tells you this is the beginning of the holiday from hell.
  • The Normals: Regular folk who don’t fit snugly into any of the categories mentioned above.

The police in the UK don’t carry guns, so it still makes a big impression when I see the armed police at UK airports. I just stood in a queue at Boots with an armed police officer. He was buying headache pills…

Am I the only one concerned that someone is walking round with oozy and a headache? Needless to say I didn’t make a joke about it. I didn’t really fancy a strip search from a guy with a gun and a headache, although I guess some people would pay good money for that… 🙂

This post will come to the net a little late as the internet terminal I’m using doesn’t have a functioning space bar, so this post will need some editing before going live.

Cheers

Tim…

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  1. Unhappily Married: Couples sitting together because they have to. Not speaking because there is nothing to say. One look tells you this is the beginning of the holiday from hell.

    ROTFL that is just so so true sir!

    Hope you have a nice time at OOW!

    regards
    Aman….

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