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What Could Keep You From Making That Flight?

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Do you ever wonder why there are people that need to be paged repeatedly right up until the gate closes and the plane leaves? Where are they? I’m no stranger to air travel. I’ve done quite a bit of it, but I’m not so blasé about it to blow off a flight. There has to be something huge going on for me not to make a scheduled flight. This starts my imagination going. What could have happened to this person? If it was just a missed connection the airline would know from passenger lists and bookings, right? It IS early. Did they oversleep? That would suck. For me, travel is a big deal and oversleeping just wouldn’t happen. One needs to be asleep for that to occur. The mind jumps from that to some kind of tragedy. How unfortunate! Or maybe they are being detained by Homeland Security. What have they done? Curiouser and curiouser. My devious thoughts are interrupted by the attendant over the loud speaker. “Final boarding call for Peter McBride. Final boarding call. We love you, but we WILL leave you.” The overhead music returns to Huey Lewis and life goes on.