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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:46 AM
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Flying back from London to Frankfurt was a hassle
After a wonderful day with billyskank, tjwmason, swimboy and Mr.Swim the time arrived when I had to leave London. I took the flight out of Stansted. billyskank dropped me off at the airport at 6.30pm (my flight left 8.30pm). So I went to the check-in, which was open already. Stand in line. When I finally was on the desk and wanted to check in my bag the guy told me it would cost me 7.50 (because I made the mistake to not say "I want to check in a bag" when I booked the flight online). I should have payed the money :grr: OK. So I took my bag again, saving the 7.50 and had to get in line for security. By then it was 7pm. Now, that line was so long that it took about an hour to finally get to the screening. Guess what. I lost all "liquids" aka facial wash, cream, toothpaste, hairspray, deodorant (which was a compact powder but was considered "liquid" :wtf:) Even the security guy thought it was stupid but he still took it away. So by now it is 8pm. Remember my flight leaves 8.30pm. Of course my gate is waaay at the end of the airport. So I got there like 8.20 to 8.25pm and the fucking plane just landed and let the other people out!!!! That meant standing in line again :grr: But it went really quick after that and we even landed 5 minutes early.

By the way. I was home at 2am.

:rant:

Oh and it was worth it because I have met billyskank, swimboy, Mr.Swim and tjwmason (in case you haven't heard it yet)
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:15 AM
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1. I am glad it went well and you are safe
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:16 AM by GoPsUx
you were awfully cute.
Surrounded by all those good looking guys.
(besides the drama i mean)
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:23 AM
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2. Yes, I am back home safely
I am just tired as hell. My eyes are burning. I want my bed. Instead I am at work x(

Thanks for the compliment. I bet a lot of girls were jealous when they saw me on the table with 4 gorgeous looking guys. :D
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:25 AM
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3. I bet some weird guy in America was jealous
when he saw this beautiful lady surrounded by all these handsome men. :hi:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:28 AM
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4. Wonder who that could be
:shrug:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:31 AM
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5. ahhh look a kitty cat
:)

:yoiks:
:loveya:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:35 AM
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6. The kitten is forbidden
at least the code :shrug:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:37 AM
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7. kittens should be forbidden
they are to cute for thier own good
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:41 AM
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8. Oh My Goodness
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:43 AM
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9. that should be you right now
asleep.. :)
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:45 AM
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10. I agree
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:47 AM
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11. Thats one lucky kitty
Who gets to bed with MissH :)
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:02 AM
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12. Ack!
x(
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:41 AM
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13. Exactly
x(

thank goodness we got there early. I really needed all the time.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:23 AM
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14. Why is it that we have to stand in so many lines like cattle at the
airport? Only to be ushered into airless, cylindrical spaces that only get less comfortable in the name of economy? :hug: I'm sorry you had a rough time MissHoney. :hug: I hope you can get to bed early tonight.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:39 AM
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16. We should all learn to take it much more easily
We should take ships to get over the ocean, and trains to get over the land. We will of course need much more time off work in order to allow for the extra travelling time. Everyone should have six weeks a year off work minimum. When I become ruler of the world this is how I will begin changing things.

:hug:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:43 AM
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19. Wouldn't that be fun!! And relaxing!?!
:hug:

Billyskank for emperor! And we really would eat cake!

On a serious note, I would love to take a trip on the QM2. It will never happen but a girl can dream. :loveya:
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:16 AM
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25. Sure wish you were
RULER OF THE EARTH now. I've got so much vacation time coming, and can't take off right now I could just scream.

:hi: :loveya: :hug:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:21 AM
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26. You need a scream room
I once worked in a kitchen; one of the few good things about this job was that it had walk-in fridge, and when you went in there another door took you further into the walk-in freezer. If you went into the freezer and shut the door, you could scream at the top of your lungs and nobody would ever hear you.

That came in handy a few times. :D

:hug: :hi: Fugue! :loveya:
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:35 AM
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29. A scream room!
What a great idea, but I think if we'd have one where I work, right now it would be filled with people screaming!

:hi: :loveya: :hug:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:43 AM
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18. Because it is faster
than trains and ships? And I don't get sick on a plane compared to a ship.

Thanks MrsGrumpy. I am fine now, still a bit pissed but better than last night. I hope I can leave work early today so I can go home and sleep.

:hug:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:34 AM
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15. sheesh
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:35 AM by Joan_Alpern
It sounds like you could have saved yourself a bundle and aggravation by just paying the 7.50 BTW how much is 7.50 in dollar$ ?







:hi: I'm glad you made the trip safely!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:39 AM
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17. About $14
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:02 AM
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22. That's far less than ditching the things she had to replace.


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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:45 AM
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20. Probably
but the waiting in line wouldn't have gone down.

What sucks is that when I came to the U.K. I carried all that stuff on board and nobody made a fuss about it. That is what pisses me the most. Oh and that they consider solid powder dedorant as liquid :mad:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 AM
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21. The security procedures vary in different airports within the USA too.

I found out about that little fact midway through my trip. All of the sudden I had too many carry-ons when all I had was my laptop, one carry-on and my purse. :shrug:
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:09 AM
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23. You need to get your own personal aeroplane.
But it was wonderful finally to meet you, hopefully next time travel will work much more smoothly. :hug:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:24 AM
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27. It was my pleasure
to meet with you as well. Whenever I will be back in London I hope we will have more time to talk. And sorry again that billyskank and I came to late.

:hug:
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:12 AM
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24. Glad you made it
home safe and sound. Yes, airports can be frustrating. In the summer I had to take off my sandals. Now whatever could I be hiding in them?

That all said, I suspect that meeting four nice gentlemen was worth the hassle at the airport. Billy shared some pics last night, and you all look so happy and content!

I suspect you'll be able to leave work early. If you're tired, you are no use to them.

:hi: :loveya: :hug:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:31 AM
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28. Good morning SimplyF
Yes meeting those four gentlemen definitely was worth everything.

I know what you mean with the sandals. Same thing when you wear a dress that has nothing on it. Still, you get searched and patted down :eyes:

I already talked to my boss. As soon as she comes back from her lunch break I can go home. And fall into my bed and sleep.
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:39 AM
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30. Ahhh . . . that's
nice that you get to go home early. Be sure to have a great rest.

I'm getting my travel mug ready then heading to work.

Chat with you later.

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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:30 AM
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31. Yikes!
x( Sounds like the "terrists" have won ... can't take on powedered deodorant! :banghead:


Glad you got home OK, though. When I win the lottery, I'll by a private jet and a pilot so we can go anywhere we want without standing in line. You can come along, too. :P
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