Monday, June 06, 2005

Max Back in Prague

It has been a long hard drunken weekend for Max. To fill you in with the rest of it... it was great to see Paige & Olivier on Saturday night - I love them. On Sunday I had to fight with Jono to get out of bed so we could drive out to Hemel Hempstead and pick up some of my stuff that has been in storage in Gareth's dad's garage since last June. And finally I left for the airport.

Gatwick Airport is an unpleasant place, especially when it is crowded and the queues are miles long and one is exhausted, on her own and carrying a backpack full of books that is too heavy to check. I got through security, bought my newspapers and went to sit down in the central lounge. I got up to look at the monitors at 17.35 and saw "18.20, flight number whatever, Prague, Please go to Gate 28." I went to Gate 28, it was the wrong gate, but I did not notice until 18.10, after they had announced the Czech Airlines flight to Prague at least twice, and I finally looked up from my Times and remembered that I was flying easyjet. Bugger. Same time, same destination, but I still wondered how a woman with my level of education and intellect could be so dumb (snide comments expected). I went up to the counter, told the airline lady my mistake, and she said very calmly that I needed to go to Gate 12. I walked quickly, but did not run, first because the lady had been calm and had not told me to hurry so I figured she must know something I didn't know, but also because the only thing you can count on with easyjet is that they will be late. And they were.

I saw an amazing sunset on the way back, unbelievable colours: pink and blue and violet, and I did not let the woman sitting next to me look out of my window because she was a bitch. And I did not let the girl in front of me put her seat back because I was writing on my little table and she would have been in my way.

Monkey called me while I was waiting at baggage claim so I went to meet him, rtm and Dan for beers. Dr Strangelove came on tv in the bar and no one could believe that I had never seen it. I have been meaning to see it for years but I hardly ever see anything. (See Shiny Matt's post about AADD. Shiny Matt is wonderful.) I watched a bit of the film and will make sure to borrow the dvd soon so I can watch the whole thing.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Know your just talking trash with all your evil to do.

Dave said...

Dr. Strangelove is one of the best movies ever made.

AG said...

Any way to figure out who anonymous is? DD is right, remember the movie well and wish I had a copy.

Max said...

AG, Huggy has a copy. I think rtm also has access to a copy at the MoD.

Dave said...

DVD party at AG's house. :-)

AG said...

DVD party is on. When are you coming over?