Jan 9, 2006

Back in the air... Part III

Well, Detective Mendoza and I went to the airport, armed and ready to start investigating as soon as we hit the ground.  We filled out the paperwork; BOTH of us said we were armed, and were ushered right thru security slick as a whistle; it was great!  We were told to come up to the final check-in gate 10 minutes before boarding, in order to be seated first.  So, the ground crew lady motioned us up early, and we went to the loading gate.  It was a full flight, and all the impatient people got up and lined up behind us; we were taken through the door and everyone else was told to sit down; it was like we were royalty!  After we had taken our seats in the plane, a stewardess walked by and made the comment, "Sitting together today?"  This evidently got to Mendoza, who realized that we were two guys, alone in a big plane right next to one another.  He got a worried look and said to the stewardess in all seriousness, "We're straight." 

It was a great flight (no crashes) and we were not confronted with any displays of stupidity.  This brought up the following thoughts:

1) The TSA guys we dealt with this time were fairly competent, showing a blend of professionalism and intelligence toward their job.  This made for a secure feeling, making me think that perhaps my last encounter with them was the exception, and that they are actually going to make our airports more secure.

2) What is funny about things going smoothly?  How can I keep you all entertained with "Competence"?  I need more "Ignorance", or even some nice "indifference" to keep the LOL's and ROFL's coming.  What is a writer to do....

12 comments:

shayshaydc said...

Sounds like it was awful boring to me!!! What will you write about if everything goes good?????? lol... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

lurkynat said...

YA! lol i love the comment "we're straight!"
waht was the stewardess wearing?
where did you land? is it pretty there or abig city?
hugs,nat

psychfun said...

You let him get away with a comment like that & didn't break. Come on! I would have thought you would have had some fun with him! I mean I know he has to back you up in the future but not even a "Oh sweetie you don't have to pretend for her!" Bahaha! You know those who thou protest the most! HA!

I'm glad you had not trouble & YES I would looking for more laughs this morning as I am just about to head out to meet some knew eager knowledge thirsty students for the term. Right! I'm lucky they show up...they like to take a longer holiday break than we state! HA! Wish me Luck! :-)

screaminremo303 said...

I would have cut loose with something like "Yep. We're headed out for a special screening of Brokeback Mountain."

ally123130585918 said...

Well Mendoza trying to explain you were straight, did it for me....after all you two guys were on this big plane together....what else did you expect...and everything going smosothly that is a miricle - and dont happen everyday...but not to worry everything will go down hill tomorrow so you can be back to normal....Ally

pminthepm said...

LOL!  ROFL!  ROFLMAO!  
.... if that's what it takes to keep you coming back!  ... so although not so much for today's entry, but for all the entries "gone before."  I've become quite a fan of your writing ... always look forward to my journal alerts from you.  Thank you for taking the time to write down your experiences with great insight, wit, and sarcasm.  Please don't stop!  Patty in California

zosche973 said...

LOL LOL Thank you for sharing these experiences with all of us! Whatever happens, you make it sound interesting anyway! ~Diane~

yakima127 said...

Very true...what will you do?  LOL!  JaE

wssupbttrcup said...

What an absolutely entertaining blog!  It's not often you can read through and smile every few sentences.  Thanks for the giggles!

dragonrose3911 said...

Glad it went ok this time. Must feel good to be treated like royalty. :)
Felicia

njmom72 said...

LOL @ Mendoza getting worried that the stewardess was thinking something! Your entries are always enjoyable Dave! :-)

~ Susan
http://njmom72.blogspot.com

sunnyside46 said...

I am so lovin Dectective Mendoza
Marti