Amused at the Airport

March 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

I find the hectic pace of plane travel is eased by “people watching.” One of my favorite pasttimes. 

This weekend I had a quick trip and spent a little time in a layover at the airport.

So here is this girl sitting next to me. She calls a friend to talk about how her accounting job is going and its pressures. Trying to clarify her point, she suddenly goes into the bizarre analogy of a “zoo.” For the sake of cleaning up her words, I will refer to her main phrase as “shoveling stuff” – her actual words started with the same letters, but were a bit more profane.

Here’s how she told the story:

“Well, like -it’s kinda you know like if you were at the zoo, and your job was to shovel stuff….” ( her tone goes up at the end of each sentence)…..”And while you’re shoveling stuff, there are more animals making stuff, so all the stuff is piling up. …And by the time you finish shoveling up all the stuff for a day, you get some of the stuff on you….but your boss doesn’t really care because he expects you to shovel stuff….and I’m like telling him there’s too much stuff for one person to shovel. And while I’m shoveling all this stuff the monkeys and zebras and giraffes are still stuffing…..and the more stuff you get on you, the less other people want to help because you smell like stuff…SO, it’s been a long week of shoveling stuff and now I’m going back home to at least have three days without stuff on my hands.”

I was laughing to myself…I haven’t heard the word “stuff” (ok well actually the word was s—) that many times back to back, well,ever ! And the fact it was being told in a waiting area surrounded by passengers of all ages was hysterical to me. A woman two chairs down actually moved her two young daughters to the other side of the waiting area. Personally, I hung around for the entertainment value.

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