An acquaintance of mine recently posted something that pissed me off.

Okay, many things piss me really off, and a lot of it comes from friends and acquaintances. But this one in particular. No it’s not some “Anti vaccination” crap, that drives me into psychotic hatred, no comment there. I hate this shit, and I won’t comment on it, other than I hope these people will be shamed to the ground.
Period.

“Boarding an airplane would go a lot faster, if window seats would get in first.”

Apparently some schmucks sat down and did a study on this, fairly simple, topic.
WHO, THE FRAK, CARES?

We don’t need tips on how to board an airplane, we need plans on how to cut down on airtravel all together!

A group of people sits in a friggin metal tube that is propelled through the air by burning crazy amounts of dead dinosaur age plankton. Who cares how to get into that tube faster? You are pissing in the face of chance, nature and luck, and you worry that a few minutes might get shaved off if you follow a certain order when getting into that tube?
You are friggin pricks, people.

Aviation is the cause of some of our greatest troubles, sure goods can get transported faster, to exotic locations. Armies, doctors, relief, or refugees can be brought in and out of desaster zones.
Good.
Boarding an airplane for recreational travels – kiss my schlong!
You are poluting the atmosphere, increasing your carbon footprint by a thousandfold, just so you can tweet from the beach – a task you could as easily have done from the public swimming pool in your area. With the same sun shining down on you, the same crying, shouting children and parents. The same stench of cheap frying fat and ketchup.

No, you needed to make the lives of some other place’s people more miserable by acting like royalty in some resort, someplace “exotic”. And you barely leave that resort, to see the ACTUAL culture, landscape, etc.
No. You people just lie at the beach or the resort pool. Sizzling in the sun like ugly bacon.

As a society we have derailed from efficiency to convenience.
Thanks in part to aviation, entire nations economies are based on tourism, therefore relying on the general climate, sudden weather, tourist moods and so on. Instead of basing a country’s entire economy on agrar culture, depending only on the weather.

No snow in winter, too warm even for snow canons, no tourists. No spa in your skiing logde? Bad reviews, hence no tourists.
An oiltanker decides to land on a riff twenty nautic miles “upstream”? Good bye beaches, good bye tourists. Tsunami washing away your coastline? Gooooood bye tourism.
A volcano blowing up ash in the air grounding half a continent’s commercial airplanes? Arividerci tourists! And economy.

Not only commercial aviation, but tourism in general are too unstable to rely on. Too idiotic to base your life upon it.

Get you fraking act together and use the train, if isn’t burning anything to move that is, and maybe look out the window. There is so much to see, to just pass it over in a tube, too far away to tell if it is a wonderful scenery or boring grass land.

Boarding an airplane would be faster if you quit flying.
Sit in a train, see the landscape, have several stops in various stations to see changes in architecture and culture. TRAVEL IS GOOD! Airtravel is bad.

Hope you have a nice trip where every you may go. However you may go there.

A.

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