posted by Joe Anaya on March 23rd, 2015

I recently took a cross-country flight. And I realized being a passenger on a plane is a lot like being a toddler in a car.

First off, you straggle to your assigned seat with as many things as you need to keep you entertained for a long boring trip. A grown up makes sure your seatbelt is fastened, because you can’t be trusted to buckle in yourself. And that’s just the stuff before you leave the ground.

Once you get in the air, the parallels continue. You’re trapped in your chair for as long as the ride lasts. You have to ask for something to drink and snacks are handed to you. You even get dirty looks if you kick the seat in front of you too much.

Eventually, during long trips, you fall asleep. And when you wake up, like magic, you’re someplace completely different. You’re told when to unbuckle your seatbelt and asked to wait until the grownups tell you, you can get out.

Frankly, not a horrible way to travel. So, I’m not really complaining. Just making an observation.

 

 



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