Sometimes the lights all shining on meAnother OMFG-30 flight this morning...
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip its been.
- Truckin' - Grateful Dead
As I headed to the airport this morning, I reflected on the fact that heading to the airport at 4am was not unreasonable.
For me it has become so common that it borders on cliche.
How did I get to the state that I dress and pack to adhere to an invasive Government entity's notion of "safe and proper"...
It boggles my poor aching head that I find TSA and Airline bullshit acceptable.
For all my iconoclast beliefs, and my desire to be independent and not one of the sheeple, I sure felt like one as I stood in line to get microwaved and have my balls juggled this morning.
I mentioned to a coworkers the other day that I needed to keep an eye out for an opening as a greeter at Wal-Mart, since that day is soon coming when a TSA agent will grab my junk a little too roughly and I'll light him up like a slot machine paying off in nickles. At that point I'll be needing something else to pay the bills since I will be useless to The Company at that point.
Not sure I'd miss it...
The travel is a pain, but I've seen some cool stuff and been to some great places, but the trade off is getting a little too expensive for my psyche.
And I'm getting to old to keep paying the toll on this road.
A long strange trip indeed.
(Written Oct 2, 2012 via smartphone on layover at EWR)