July 22, 2011

Is There a Doctor on Board

There are a couple of things you don't want to hear on a plane. I won't even mention one as I am still on the plane and really who wants to jinx it right. The other is "Is there a doctor or nurse on board?" Well, we just heard number two.

There are the assortment of screaming kids on this plane, including my own who is taking out his frustrations with his Nintendo DS, on everyone within earshot, which on a plane is pretty much everyone. Yeah that's my kid playing a game he probably shouldn't, and is currently disrupting your in flight movie. Sorry. But what the hell is going on about twenty rows ahead of us?

You hope that everything is OK, but for a majority of us it's for selfish reasons, we just want to get to San Francisco without further delay. Six hours is about the time when everyones batteries start to die in their DS's and every parents patience dies as well. Between my screaming four year old, the six month old behind me, and the mom with four kids under the age of seven any delays are going to cause serious problems. I know what you are thinking, you are such a cold heartless bastard, but trust me you would feel the same way.

I was on the other side of this as an illness to my son caused an entire cruise ship to turn around in the middle of the Atlantic. Sure I felt bad, but at least there are things to do on the boat. Here at 35,000 feet, not so much. Any parent knows where I am coming from here, when you have to deal with something for six hours, any AND I MEAN ANY delay is not welcome, even if there are medical issues on board. I know I will get struck down for saying that, that's why I will wait until morning to post this. I don't want to bring down everyone with me.

Fortunately it looks as though things will be OK. Medical issues have been taken care of thank God. Now if I can get all the screaming kids around me to stop, we'll be golden. I deal with enough of that at home. I knew I should have hopped on that plane to Lisbon when I had the chance. Is there a pharmacist on board? I need some Tylenol, this is giving me a headache.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?


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