Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Gringa's Adventures in Costa Rica - Part 3 - Idiots on a Plane
With any long air flight, comes the inevitable idiot on the plane. The one, or perhaps two people that irritate the ever living crap out of you for the duration of your flight. The one who's loud and annoying.
To start off, our flight was over booked. The flight attendants were already annoyed & it was a 5 hour flight. This guy was not enhancing their mood!
I've been to Costa Rica before, true - but it's not like the idiocy he was spewing required a degree to figure out he didn't know what the heck he was talking about. Even my 9 year old was rolling her eyes.
Let's start with the first set of annoyance and ignorance, short man began spewing - whilst trying to appear incredibly intelligent.
Ignorant phrase #1: "The exchange rate is almost 500 colones per dollar. That means I can get a Pepsi for like 2 cents. Boy are they dumb over there. No wonder the country is in an economic depression."
Now sit down and shut the heck up.
Ignorant phrase #2: "There are 5 volcanoes in Costa Rica. None of them are active, otherwise it would be like Dante's Peak, dude. Imagine having to escape an erruption.... sick."
Fact - There are about 112 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, of which I believe six or seven ARE currently active.
I've been to Arenal & have watched it erupt. It's breathtakingly beautiful. I don't recall fleeing in a state of panic, a la Dante's Peak. I was in absolute awe!
Poas last erupted in 2011 and in 2009 on a larger scale during the massive earth quake in Costa Rica.
Irazu has not erupted since 1994.
The others (Turrialba, Miravalles & Rincon de la Vieja) I've never been to & don't know much about.
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So again, sit down and shut up you IDIOT.
How do I know this? Simple, I sat at the back of the plane so the kids didn't have to travel far to the potty. I had an aisle seat AND beer farts have a zip code of their very own. Yuck!
Thanks, you idiot!
I did have Christian Grey to distract me - but I've got to say, unlike the rest of the population of the planet - I'm not loving these books. I'm only reading through book #3 now to find out why he's so screwed up, and I'm having difficulty finishing.
I could go on and on - but I'll leave it here. I'm sure you've all encountered the idiot on the plane. There's always at least one!
Crucial information before I leave this blog.... Always remember, if you don't HAVE and idiot on the plane...it may be YOU. :)
I'm teasing, of course! I had to throw the sillies in there.
You know I love you all to bitsies!
Big smoochies to you all!!
As always, thank you for reading my blog!