Saturday, November 7, 2009
Jennifer at the Blue Bird Cafe
On the flight home I was reading a book and I ran across the following paragraph about flying – we’ve probably all had these thoughts:
“ When the captain announces we’re beginning our descent, and we’re still pretty high above the city, I’ll think. If the plane went down now, we would definitely not be okay. A bit lower, and no, we still wouldn’t be okay. Maybe now, now we might be low enough that if it crashed, we might be okay.” Amy Krouse Rosenthal
She made another observation about travelling that I found thought provoking:
“You Say: How It Sounds:
I’m going overseas Sounds like you’re going to the Orient, or
Somewhere really far away.
I’m going abroad Has junior-year-in-college undertones
I’ll be out of the country Sounds like you’re a spy. Mysterious,
I’m going to Europe Well, la-di-da, good for you. Pretentious
I’m going to France Fine, but compels people to say, ‘I see
London, I see France, I see___’s underpants.’”
Apparently you can’t win. I guess you’re not supposed to tell people when you go overseas/abroad/Europe…. ‘cause you’ll tick them off. So if I ever go again, I’ll just say I’m going on vacation.
Posted by Jeri10 at 8:10 PM