Monthly Archives: May 2010

It’s the little details that go a long way

NEW YORK — Trying to figure out how this sign at LaGuardia Airport came to be. There are so many theories. It’s a shame I had to pick just one:

Sign designer: Well, what do you think?
Airport official: I feel like it’s missing something.

Designer: What exactly are you thinking?
Official: It’s just not convincing enough. We really need to drive home the point.

Designer: An arrow and big yellow letters that read “Pet Relief.” That doesn’t drive home the point?
Official: I just want to make sure there’s no way to miss the message.

Designer: Maybe, we can add a drawing like this.
Official: Ah, yes, a man walking his dog. I like it. I like it.

Designer: Cool. So, we’re good then?
Official: Well, I feel like it could use one more thing, something to really seal the deal.

Designer: What could possibly be missing?
Official: Think we could draw it so the man’s holding a bag of dog shit?

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Heading home

MILWAUKEE — Well, I dodged the hyperactive child and his inattentive mother. As I sit here in seat 21F, waiting to learn my neighbor for this flight home, I know I’ve at least got this going for me.

Still, it feels like the most pressing matter in the world. Who is sitting in 21E?

I could really go for a nap. So my money’s on a chatty, 450 pound, three-pack-a-day smoker, a single father perhaps, taking his cranky, drooly, infant son on his first ever plane ride.

I can hardly handle the suspense.

Update: I  just drew an old businessman traveler. Has yet to say a word. Dude better keep it that way…

Update II: Yep, I’m blogging again. My old friend Clarrisa made me do it. Plus, I missed the silliness.


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