23 April 2008
19 April 2008
Maybe you're in it for the glamour (there's a Chili's Too in most major hubs). Maybe you draw great personal satisfaction from talking down passengers who are petrified because the guy sitting next to them is sporting a tan easily confused with a Middle Eastern complexion. Or maybe it's the perks, like free travel to Europe. Unless you work for American Airlines or Southwest Airlines, and your flight never gets off the ground.
Sure, watching commercial carriers disenfranchise passengers in new and exciting ways has become akin to sport, but the reality is you're the best part of the whole nightmare - the human face of the cold, calculated decision making process that just led U.S. Airways to introduce a surcharge on window seats. So keep your powder blue uniform crisp and your head held high. We need you up there.
10 April 2008
The above photos is the always filled ashtray outside the Jelmoli department store. Clearly the Swiss have money to burn as they do not even finish their ciggies!! There is still a die hard cadre of smokers here, even Starbucks has a clever invention outside their shop, a metal square, hollow on the sides. You keep your drink below and your cig/ashtray on top,your hot drink is safe from ashes that way...
This hand is above the door of a youth hostel in Zurich. It is there to remind you of the man above, and why the hostel is there.
You are never far from a cow or cow merchandise in Switzerland. I think this cow stayed behind when the tour of cows came through here years ago.
08 April 2008
02 April 2008
When we were children, if it snowed too much school was cancelled. This resulted in an unplanned day full of game shows, soup and running around the house. Today is my adult 'snow day' as my flight to the states was cancelled so I was able to stay home ( with pay!) and do nothing. Sometimes life is really good!