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Travel Log: Los Angeles, Day 1

What is it about airports that make people lose their minds, and any sense of manners? I'm always struck by how rude and uncouth and just plain gross people seem to act in large groups and public spaces.

Like, the idiots that hover around the gate knowing their row isn't going to be called for 20 minutes. But it's very importatnt to be right there when they call your row, isn't it?! And people with their big-ass carts or their big-ass strollers or just their big asses, lumbering around completely oblivious to what's going on around them. I think that's what bugs me the most - that people seem totally oblivious and self-centered. Simple kindness and considerate behavior seem to have disappeared. It just makes me want to raise children that have some consciousness about how their behavior affects people around them. The world would be a much better place. God, I hate people.

I went to McDonald's for dinner because my choices were limited and I thought, "Hey, if I'm going to waste a shitload of calories, I might as well do it on something I know I like (McDonald's fries) vs. something I'm not sure about (shady-looking Asian noodle bowls)."

Unfortunately, I recently started reading Fast Food Nation, which is a great and wonderful book, but sucks all the joy out of eating fast food. That trip to McDonald's was quite possibly my last, and also quite possibly the most depressing experience of my week.

Verte and I are safely on the plane. I can't find him, but I know he's here somewhere. There are no TVs on this plane, which means no movie. Bastards! Iím bored already.

Posted April 15, 2004 9:54 AM | On This Day: 2003 2002

 

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I read Fast Food Nation during our New Mexico trip. I haven't been back to Mc Donald's since. A must read for everyone