I woke up yesterday and immediately realized the thing that I forgot to do the day before! It wasn't feeding the cat, taking out the trash or doing the dishes. It was checking in for my Southwest Airlines flight. Without a guaranteed seat assignment it is important to do it ASAP so you can get the best seat available. For me that would be a window seat in row 3-6 in front of the engine. Why is this so important to me? Duhhhh! You can hear the engine spool up and spool down and the fan blades slapping the air at high power settings. It sounds beefy, and quite frankly its really awesome, best seat in the house hands down. That goes for any airplane with wing mounted engines. Try it, you'll like it :)
I digress. I quickly checked in for my flight and I got a the the dreaded C 05 boarding pass slot. I didn't care if I got a C in school, but I am extremely disappointed in myself when I got a C on my boarding pass. A "C" on your boarding pass guaranteed you a middle seat on Southwest. As I boarded the plane I was accepted my fate and was about to meet my maker. Lots and lots of middle seats to choose from :)
You try to make eye contact with everybody, but no body wants to make eye contact with you. Why? Because they hate you until you pass them down the aisle, because you can potentially take their personal space between them and the person in the window seat. I am a big boned guy that really has never missed a meal, so I can imagine people are freaked out when they see me and confirm that the seat next to them is open. Finally I give in and pick my seat. I narrow in and tell the person its their lucky day that they get to sit next to me. I quickly make myself at home in my seat and I discovered something.
ITS NOT THAT BAD!! YOUR LIFE IS NOT RUINED WITH A MIDDLE SEAT!! IT WAS ACTUALLY...........COMFORTABLE!! That should sound like an oxymoron but its reality. I am the epitome of somebody that would be uncomfortable in a middle seat, but it was great. A few episodes of 30 Rock and some peanuts and it was all over!
Maybe C's still do get degree's!