I have this sign posted in my classroom because I want my students to think ahead and not wait to the last possible moment, and then expect me to immediately correct, grade and enter scores.
And, unless you’ve been in a coma for the last decade, you should know that you need to show up at the airport at least an hour before your flight leaves. This is a fact of life in post-9/11 air travel.
As I was getting in line to check in for my flight back from Phoenix, a man in front of me was getting quite upset because the Southwest personnel would not let him and his family cut in front of the 100 or so passengers already there because he was running late and they might miss their flight. I might have had some sympathy for him if something unexpected had happened, like they got a flat tire on the way or were stuck in the emergency room waiting for one of his kids to get x-rayed. But it was obvious this was simply a lack of planning when his son said “I told you there would be a line.” and “I kept telling you we should leave already.” Lack of planning dude, should have listened to the kid. Oh, and calling out “Hurry up” to no one in particular isn’t going to help either.
But the funniest line was from his older daughter who said “We’ll probably end up having a stop over in Salt Lake City. We can’t stop there, we’re not Mormon.”
It’s amusing, and sad, that even after “hosting the world” here for the 2002 Olympics, there are still a whole lot of misinformed stereotypes about Utah out there.