Sunday, March 1, 2009

A 7 Year Old's View of a Ground Delay

Birk drew this picture on the airplane during a 70 minute ground delay.  She patiently sat with her mommy and daddy, while the man in front of us was the perfect example of bad manners.

He complained endlessly, even when the flight attendants and the captain explained that we were grounded due to bad weather at our destination.   He insisted on a free bloody mary, even though the attendant explained that she could only serve water.  

This man rang the call button again and again asking about when we might take off and rang the call button again, ready to accept the offer of water.

The flight attendant cheerfully poured his water and the man yelled after her, as she continued down the aisle, that his water was not cold.  At that point it was clear that it was all that she could do just to smile and ignore him.  

It was all I could do not to stand up and ask him, "Why didn't your momma teach you better?"



6 comments:

Tberri said...

Sounds like that trip was one to remember! I love the drawing.... is the grumpy man the one frowning in the picture? Aren't kids great!Have a wonderful day!

jp said...

I'm surprised one of the kids just didn't pipe right up and say so! (maybe if they were younger!) Great drawing! Love the grumpy face!

Veronica Lee said...

I totally heart the drawing.

Brittany said...

What a great drawing! Hope you had a safe flight! =)

Rae Ann said...

I swear, some people were raised by wolves.

Deb said...

@Tberri--the grumpy one is actually my husband. Birk said that he isn't grumpy, just said ;)

@jp--I actually have taught my kids to mind their own business. It works for the most part, except the time that they thought this poor guy in a turban at the airport had to be Valdemort from Harry Potter.

@Veronica--thanks!

@Brittany--really it's all about getting where you're going in one piece, right?

@Rae Ann--those people raised by wolves make up a large part of our population. Or maybe it's that they are just louder?