Friday, December 22, 2006

Stuck in a Boeing


*Yawn*

As Stefan already mentioned, JFK was a mess yesterday. Here's how I killed time while sitting on board of a flight that was #10 in line for take-off.

To be sung to the tune of 'Stuck in a Moment' by U2
(see here for original lyrics)



    "I'm not afraid
    Of any plane in this world
    There's no scary story

    That I haven't already heard

    I'm just trying to find
    A decent window seat
    A neighbor who's quiet
    And something to read.

    I never thought you were a fool
    Now you need to use the loo
    You've gotta stand up straight
    Shift your own weight
    This flight is going nowhere, baby

    You've got to get your bags together
    You've got stuck in a boeing
    And now you can't get out of it

    Don't say that later will be better
    Now you're stuck in a boeing
    And you can't get out of it

    I will not forsake
    The meals that they bring
    Since Chicken or Pasta
    Is still better than nothing

    I am still enchanted
    By the movies they brought to me
    Though the headphone was broken
    And the screen I couldn't see

    And you are such a fool
    To book flights like you do
    I know it's tough
    It's been more than enough
    Of what you don't really need now
    More delay

    You've got to get your bags together
    You've got stuck in a boeing
    And you can't get out of it

    Oh love, look at you now
    You've got yourself stuck in a boeing
    And you can't get out of it

    But I will certainly never again
    Book a trip with American

    I've got to run, which one is my gate,
    It's a long way to go, and I'm far too late.

    You've got to get your bags together
    You've got stuck in a boing
    And you can't get out of it

    Don't say that later will be better
    Now you're stuck in a moment
    And you can't get out of it

    And if the night runs longer
    And if the day won't last
    And if your bag got lost
    Along the stony pass

    And if the night runs over
    And if the day turns to past
    You'll earn bonus miles
    Along this stony pass

    It's just a moment
    This flight will pass"




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3 comments:

QUASAR9 said...

lol! Bee
much fog & delays here in England too
They are doing their best to get everyone gome for Xmas.
Are those chocolate Santas full of liqueurs?
Hope you get home soon and wishing you a great time over the festive season too. All the bst to you andyour loved ons.

Bee said...

Hi Quasar,

they have smaller ones with liquor... And they have fake Champagne bottles made all out of chocolate! I don't like to mix sugar and alc though. Gee, I just woke up to find it's already almost sunset. I hate jetlags, I'm completet destroyed, yawn.

You too have a great time! Are you in England for Xmas?

Best,

B.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful song spoof! Anyone who travels a lot can relate... although physicists travel a lot more than the average person...