I think I know what you’re going to say

22 Oct

The facts:

The mister and I might be taking a short trip (one week).

We probably won’t be taking our boys. Possibly. But probably not.

The plane trip will be about twelve hours long and involves flying over long stretches of water.

Plane incidents are on the increase (okay, I don’t have any studies or concrete evidence, but this is how it seems to me).

The question:

Is the mister wrong for looking at me with resignation in his eyes as he agrees to my demand request that he and I travel on seperate planes?

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PS This might all be academic, because I have just watched the woman at the Post Office CUT MY PASSPORT UP, because – so she says – they can’t issue me a new one while I’ve still got the old one.

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17 Responses to “I think I know what you’re going to say”

  1. SQ October 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    No, he’s right! However, it does mean that you get to watch the films without any interruptions, and have as many gins and tonic as you desire. And you do know that both planes will be absolutely fine, don’t you.

  2. ThirdCat October 22, 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    Oh no! You wouldn’t tell him you think that though, would you? Like, if he asked you?

  3. meli October 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    she cut your passport up? that’s horrible. and i’m sure unnecessary. i think they just clipped a corner off mine…

  4. ThirdCat October 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    oh, well, perhaps I exaggerated, I guess it would be more accurate to say she kind of snipped the edge off the front cover

  5. Stomper Girl October 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    I know exactly where you’re coming from because I was in a frenzy to get our wills done before we sojourned to Tasmania. Not that we did get that fully organised in the end, mind but at least I’d gotten the nod from the people I’d want to take the kids if the worst happened. Anyway, we were fine, made it there and back and it is actually nice to have company on your travels.

  6. Zoe October 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    If I was going off on a trip without children, I’d fricking row there.

    And yes, of course you’re worrying too much, but no doubt the Mister does stuff you think’s stoopid too ; )

  7. SQ October 22, 2008 at 8:26 pm #

    No, I would be discreet.

  8. kate October 22, 2008 at 9:10 pm #

    I say flying without the kids sounds far preferable to flying with them. But I can also be discreet, because I have my own phobias.

  9. mj October 22, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    just think how many thousands of planes take off, fly, and land without incident everyday. we hear stories, yes, but we hear many more stories of road accidents, house fires, etc than air incidents. a plane is probably one of the safest places to be!
    holiday, far away, free alcohol on board… GO!

  10. blackbird October 23, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    You have no idea what I’M GOING TO SAY.
    Get a prescription for Xanax. Take one. Order wine before takeoff, hold his hand AND GO.

    (Okay, maybe you knew I was going to say that.)

  11. Helen October 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    That’s a very good idea. In the days when I used to get to go on planes (deep, deep sigh) I sometimes dropped a Valium.

    Don’t hold his hand if you’re on a different plane, though.

  12. cristy October 24, 2008 at 6:53 am #

    Ooh have fun regardless of how many planes it takes to get you there. Paul and I have discussed the separate plane idea… It is a bit irrational, but I totally know where you’re coming from.

  13. Mindy October 24, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    At least you know you’ll have one person you like to sit next to on the plane if you fly together. And you can shove him off the armrest if he hogs it.

  14. Isabelle October 27, 2008 at 1:52 am #

    You’ll be fine as long as you tidy your pants drawer first. (I mean underpants.) Dying would be bad enough without people seeing your untidy pants drawer.

  15. franzy October 27, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    I don’t get it.
    Why the separate planes? Two planes have much more chance of appearing in “Alive” than one.

    And who gets to leave first and wait around the foreign airport for cannonball number two?

    And he AGREED to this already?

    I don’t don’t get it.

  16. Francis Xavier Holden November 3, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    I’ll ask Ms FXH – she’s watched every Airplane Crash Investigation at least twice and we have a friend who has a flight simulator (stimulator?)on his computer with the airports and flights of all the crashes. So you can fly them .

    Me – as far as I can see no one has ever survived a crash over water, (so life vests etc are stupid), its best to keep your seat belt on at all times and if your times up its up.

  17. elsewhere November 6, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    Ummm…i’ve still got my old passport. And it’s unscathed.

    Perhaps I could have tried the separate planes thing on the telephone man.

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