Thursday, August 10, 2006

One other thing

Re: the whole blowing up airplanes thing.

I'm not good when it comes to flying. Haven't been since I was a kid.

When I was in my 20s, I was on a plane that hit an air pocket an dropped a fairly insane distance. That made things ever so much worse. From that point, even a little turbulence could make me start to panic.

But I dealt with it.

Then came 9/11.

At that point, flying became terrifying for me. I started having panic attacks while I was flying. If I fell asleep while flying, I would wake in a panicked state, sure that we were about to crash.

Since I couldn't deal with it, I let science help me out. I started flying with Prince Valium.

Now I take my Valium and use a pair of the noise-reducing headphones with my Walkman (yes, Walkman . . . not everyone has an iPod). Flying is actually fine, and from time to time is even fun.

The events in London (real or not . . . I'll leave that to the conspiracy theorists) may have screwed that up for me. Once again, I will be very worried while I fly and there is the possibility that I will be forced to give up my music and magic headphones. I'll basically be screwed.

I can't wait for the development of transporter technology.

4 comments:

Jess said...

Excuse me, but when's the last time a plane you were on actually blew up or hit anything? Hmmm?

See, you're worrying for nothing!

palochi said...

At least you don't usually find zombies on a plane.

David said...

I just don't fly that much, but I always enjoy it. Once I make in on the plane that is. The airport mishegas I could do without.

Homer said...

Zombies on the Airplane! That would make a great movie. Seriously, this terrorism shit is so overblown.