August 14, 2016:

Hispanic beauty in the waiting area, legs crossed, extreme false eyelashes, slowly filling in the crossword in her soap opera digest. Her shoes are open-top with laces up the shins; she has five or six silver bangles on each wrist. Totally unnecessary: she's lovely, she'd be perfect without the glitter.

Middle-aged former blonde sits too close. She's got a belly and a smart phone, where the belly serves as a portable table propping her device for texting.

Screaming babies, restless adults: our airplane is broken, they're finding us another.