Saturday, August 30, 2008

Old people are weird

It must be weird to be old. And with old I mean if you are in your seventies or eighties (or even in your nineties). You must know your life is almost over when your body is slowly falling apart and every friend you ever had has already died.

If that isn’t bad enough, you also have no idea what is going on in the world. Sure, you watch the news and try to keep up with the big stuff, but it must be hard to understand all the new inventions, technology etcetera.

Like flying. Or phrased differently, how to check in. This week a little 78-year-old Swedish lady got a little confused over the check in instructions and climbed after her suitcase onto the conveyor belt.

Yep, you read that correctly. Apparently, she lay down on the belt and ended up in the baggage handling bay. Staff were a little surprised to find her, but luckily she was unharmed.

I love how the guy in charge of baggage called the incident “a bit unfortunate”. You can say that again. I wonder why it made total sense to her that that was the way you check yourself in.

Old people definitely need protecting from themselves.

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