3000 Flights Cancelled, Conspiracy Theory, Union Win, Eat Me
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm unsure about the universe."
Well, I lied to you, and I'm sorry. I shared yesterday that we would be getting on a plane at 1:30 and flying back west, but our flight was canceled after I penned my thoughts. So I'm writing to you from our Indy house, and we won't make it back west until tomorrow night. Cousin left yesterday morning, and we worked here until 2:00. We got lunch, went and picked up supplies for our big salad and soup Sunday night, and returned to watch some movies and, as we like to say, shitty TV.
This is the second time our flight on a Sunday has been canceled this year. When we were trying to return from FL after New Year's, all Sunday flights in Fort Lauderdale were canceled for two days. They blamed the weather, but it was 85 and sunny; the weather had nothing to do with the cancellations. Fast forward to yesterday, again all flights Sunday and Monday are canceled.
What's weirder about the situation is that you did not hear one news story or see anything on the web that would give one a reason for all the cancellations. We discussed this at lunch, and my theory is there is a concentrated effort to suppress bad news. Things are so bad right now; there is an effort by the media and those in power to not let you know how bad things are and how bad they can get.
I looked up flight cancellations in Indiana and was fed to some February weather alerts; there was not one story about an airline canceling every one of their flights. The next available direct flight was Tuesday at 6:55 p.m., so we will arrive home at about 8:00, have our car service drive us home, and get to our house at bedtime. We miss our pup, but she is in good hands with Josie and Melissa.
Thankfully we can work from here; all my appointments today and tomorrow were virtual, so it did not matter where I was, but I was looking forward to arriving home and getting some fresh mountain water. I've got a few cases of liquid death, so I'm good for now, and we will get to celebrate our neighbor's birthday and event we were previously not going to be able to attend.
I think the plan is to head to the office; we need to print off some documents; I have two projects I need to finish. I have a meeting with our daughter, it will be a good day. I took yesterday and cleaned up my entire email inbox, getting my unread down below twenty for the first time in a long time; every email in my inbox has one or two more steps before I can remove it.
I recently had the opportunity to meet the most miserable person I have ever met in my life. "They" showed up nine months ago, and for reasons out of my control, I engaged this person until "they" could be replaced. I finally was able to cut bait with this person, and it's like a 1000 pound monkey has been lifted off my back. I do not have time for misery or wallowing. Take your anger, attitude, and inability to be nice to others and find a new sandbox. Life is too short to tolerate miserable people.
For the first time in company history, Amazon has a union. It's a good story if you want to check it out. One young man began organizing the labor force to hold a vote, and for the first time, the employees chose to unionize. Maybe this is the first snowflake running down a hill that will develop into a boulder, or perhaps this is just a snowflake. Time will tell, but good for the workers at the Staten Island Warehouse.
According to my Ground News app, the coverage of this story is 42% to the left, 44% to the right, and only 14% to the right. That makes sense; labor unions are mostly a left-leaning tool, but it's good to see the center rise up; I'm sad for my right-leaning media, this is a big story, and even if you disagree, you should share it with your readers the reality of what's really going on.
Ok, I lied again; I just searched flights on my Ground News app and found a story, an actual story about 3500 flights being canceled across the country. Maybe my conspiracy theory was not well-founded! I'm learning on the fly here, folks! According to the story, the reason is, wait for it, weather. I was flying from Indy to Denver, the temperature was about 60, and Denver was 52. Southwest did share that they were having technical issues, but I would suspect the labor issues also had an impact.
Tonight is the NCAA Basketball Championship. I'm going to root for Kansas for my friend Dan. No one likes Kansas, and fewer like North Carolina, but these two programs have been before the final game; it should be a shootout; get your popcorn and settle in for a great match. I will not see the end of the game; I'll be in bed after the first half, need my 9 hours of sleep each night, or get grumpy.
We are living in some extraordinary times. We can identify as anything we choose, and today, I will be a sandwich made on rye bread; if you don't like my work, eat me. If you like my work, eat me. I'm a sandwich, for goodness sake, and I don't want myself to go to waste. My color is marble, and my pronouns are sand and which. Choose to be anything you wish; society now allows this behavior, science, and biology are gone, and the feels matter. So get a surfboard and join me in riding these crazy waves.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."