Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Well... first day has begun. We really need to talk to traffic control for Tampa International Airport. MBFS has people coming and going. Cars doing drop-off and pick-up where they're supposed to and where they are not. Students struggling with luggage too big, overloaded or barely balanced on wheels bumping over humps or cornered in cracks. Bigger people pulling smaller people, rolling, dragging, bumping in multiple directions at once. Head and shoulders above the adolescent gaggle, semi-official "directors" , drovers of the disembarked, gesture at traffic, waggle at obstinate autos, holding onto wayward nomads. Ahh... notice how just the tiniest bit of authority and one's physical demeanor is infused with an earnestly evident sense of duty. The clustered congregation mills about all the while deciphering script on schedule slips and asking anyone who stands still or even slows down "which way is whatever." We have first class and coach, aisle seats and window, overhead bins, long lines, stay-in-your-seats, and pilots aplenty, TIA has nothing on us.
Surprisingly, the afternoon pickup went ...hmmm...lets say, "as well as could be expected." One problem however, all the cars in idle create a major carbon footprint. Let's trust this will be reduced.
at 8:50 PM