Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Ups and Downs

Thank goodness I got an aisle seat -- I think I would have died in a middle on that jam-packed flight. I get the impression that United squeezed the seats in Standard Economy another inch closer together in order to get more people to buy Economy Plus seats. It didn't help that the guy in front of me leaned his seat full-recline the moment our wheels left the ground and didn't take any hints at all (like my knees digging into his back) that he could give an inch or so. I had to spend the whole flight with my legs crossed under the seat, and of course trying to do anything with the computer was impossible. It was a challenge just to read, let alone to anything else.

I seem to often arrive on company business in cities where I've never been at night in the rain. I gingerly made my way down the New Jersey Turnpike and, after only two wrong turns, managed to find my hotel. Residence Inns are very nice. Now I must find some food, and also figure out where my company's office around here is so I can be there bright and early tomorrow morning. I know the office is probably within 500m of here, but exactly where will be the challenging part. Actually, I can probably walk there (aside from the rain), so maybe I'll do that after getting a few groceries and dinner behind me.
Tags: travel

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