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    Shorties

    Shorties are various WTF! moments I have experienced over the years, mainly during my travels. The best thing about them is their shortness; you can’t possibly get bored with them, even if, like me, you have attention deficit…. sorry, what was I saying?

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    Emergency Procedure

    “Although you may be a frequent flyer, we urge you to pay attention to the emergency procedure in the interest of your own safety” Who are they kidding?  Most of their instructions will not save my life!  Oxygen masks dangle…

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    No Liquids Please

    Give Me Another Break! Airports: All toiletries above 75 ml will be seized and destroyed. This is presumably so that no one brings on board the necessary ingredients to start a sinister chemistry lab in the aircraft toilet.  They don’t…

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    Two Hours Late

    Give Me A Break! Airlines: You are advised to arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight is due to take off Why, is it so you can make hundreds of people drag their heavy luggage through snaking lines…

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    Driving Mr Dozy

    Redefining Stupid: Of all the many stupid things I had done in my life, the following story hovers above gripping a stick between my teeth, leaning on the edge of a low wall then slipping; and drying a wet patch…

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    Just for Cries

    Why do I find airlines cabin entertainment of “Just for Laughs” so unbelievably annoying?  Is it the canned laughter, the overacting by the third rate actors on the show, the unfunny and not very credible situations they create, or is it…

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    Nancy’s Butt

    Walking towards the escalator leading to the business lounge at Beirut Airport an attractive young woman in jeans, low heel black shoes and a white silk blouse with shoulder length light brown hair is accompanied by a middle aged man…

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    Honeymoon in Beirut

    Young couple pushing an airport trolley laden with luggage ask a security officer at Beirut Airport for information: Man: where is the check in desk for flights to Cyprus? Officer: are you on honeymoon? Man and Woman: yes, we are…

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    Hot Towels, Cold Treatment

    The airline industry, God bless them and all those who sail with them!  They like extremes, don’t they?  The hot towels are scolding hot; the cold ones, if brought anywhere near your face, will give you a frost bite; the…

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    Priority For Delay

    Airlines give First & Business Class passengers various advantages to justify the exorbitant prices they charge them for basically getting to the same place at the same time as everyone else at the back of the bus. Privileges include private…

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    Marketing Genius

    You can keep your Yellow Pages and media advertising.  Tradesmen in Yemen have an original and brilliant advertising method, which I really like. Every day, those who are free to take on jobs congregate at strategic landmarks in the city…

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