diamond geezer

 Tuesday, April 25, 2006

golden gate geezer (day 8) SF → UK

San Francisco: 10am Monday
hop in jeep, queue to join freeway, queue on freeway, queue to park outside terminal, queue to check in, wait, queue to pass through security, remove shoes, queue through security, put shoes back on, wait at gate, watch other people being upgraded, sigh, queue at gate, queue to enter plane, queue down the aisle, find cramped economy seat beside inquisitive seven year old, sigh, buckle up, wait, wait, queue for runway, wait
wait for seat belt sign to extinguish, wait for drink, wait, watch film 1, wait for lunch, chicken or pasta? wait, wait, watch film 2, queue for toilet, wait, wait, check watch, wait, watch film 3, watch sunset, watch Atlantic Ocean slip by ever-so ever-so slowly pixel by pixel, wait, wait, check watch, wait, check watch, wait, beg for flight to be over, wait, queue for toilet, watch dawn, wait, wait for breakfast, wait, wait, queue over Hertfordshire, queue over Thames, queue onto runway
wait to disembark, queue to disembark, walk miles to passport control, queue at passport control, wait, wait, queue for suitcase, wait, stroll nonchalantly through 'nothing to declare' channel, queue down moving walkway, queue down another moving walkway, queue down yet another moving walkway, board tube train, wait, ride very slowly into town, wait, change onto scarily-packed rush hour tube train, wait, wait, wait, walk from station
back home: 10am Tuesday
hot bath, smile

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