Saturday, September 11, 2010

Miss Information is annoyed by the airport

Oh, Miss Information had almost gotten over Snow Globe-gate. She was back home safely and all was forgiven. It was tragic, therefore, that she had to go back to the airport a couple of days later to pick up her sister and nieces who were returning from their vacation.

Miss Information had the flight information. They were flying on Flaming Projectile Airlines, flight number 666 arriving at gate 8 at 5:30. So, Miss Information made her way to gate 8 at the appropriate time and looked at the big board of airport information. Hm...there were a couple of Flaming Projectile flights listed but none coming from the right destination. Miss Information scanned the rest of the board. She noticed that there was a flight coming in from the right city but it was a completely different airline--Air Bob, so that wasn't even close.

Miss Information went into full panic mode and walked around the entire terminal, checking at all the other gates to see where her family might be. By the way, it would be ever so helpful to have actual airline staff at the arrival gate who could answer questions, but none were visible. Eventually, Miss Information ended up back at gate 8 where her family was waiting impatiently. Turns out that although they had flown Flaming Projectile, the airline and crew were courtesy of Air Bob. For some reason only the Air Bob information was posted to the big board.

See, this is why the world should be run by library people. They understand the value of "see" references and people would be able to find their families.

The relationship between Miss Information and the airport is over though.


At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the equivalent of one of those fiction books that's under the first three letters of an author's translated name, so it doesn't match what's on the cover. Yeah, those are fun.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Nixon is in hell said...

Imagine what could have happened if you only spoke Polish...


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