Things Everyone Hates About Flying

Things Everyone Hates About Flying

Flying sucks, getting to your destination is the only good part
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1) Rude Customers

One of my biggest pet peeves is someone who is rude to an employee. We're human and we make mistakes. It seems like other people aren't aware of that detail. A lot of people in my family (including myself) have worked in customer service and that is hands down the worst thing someone can do. Nothing makes you feel worse than having someone yelling at you while you're trying to do your job. Delayed flights, cancellations, and long layovers are frustrating but it's no one's fault, things just happen. Take it upon yourself to realize you're being harsh, apologize, and talk to the person like an actual person and not an animal.

2) Rude Employees

We know sometimes your day gets frustrating because you deal with us and we can be rude as well, but the last thing I need when something is going wrong with my flight is someone to give me attitude. When we arrived to check it, we learned we had been rebooked and our new flight wasn't leaving for another five hours. The employee helping us told us it wasn't her problem and to take it up with someone else. So, we did. The next employee was a sweetheart and got us onto a flight taking off only two hours after hours. What was the attitude for?

3) Random checks

They just suck. Sometimes they are for really dumb things, but they take up your time. Last year, while I was trying to go through TSA, I was pulled to the side along with my things. They made me go through the metal detector again before opening up my backpack. All of my things were taken out and the TSA agent swiped my backpack for any chemicals. The only thing the bottom of my backpack had was leftover crumbs from some goldfish I had. My things were scanned once more before they let me know the problem was because I didn't take out my laptop. A laptop caused this whole problem.

4) Everything is overpriced

Yes I'm going on vacation, no I don't have an unlimited amount of cash. So why does it always seem like everything on the starbucks menu is double what it usually is? And then you're on the plane, starving and tired. You check their inflight menu only to find you have to pay five dollars for a forty gram can of pringles. It seems like many customers would rather hear their tummy rumble rather than spend their money on anything in the airport or airplane.


5) Not being able to pet the dogs that work at the airport

I know they have a duty to sniff out suspicious items but you're asking too much from me. I would love nothing more than to let that dog get on it's back so I can rub their tummy. But when I make eye contact with their vest that reads in block letters "Do Not Pet," I feel my heart break a little.

6) Annoying people on the plane

No babies. I love kids, I think they're great, fun, and adorable. I don't want them on a flight if they're under four. I don't want to hear crying or whining. I don't want my chair being kicked or things constantly rolling under my feet. But what's worse than babies? Adults who act like babies. Oh, you need both arm rests, not today buddy. You're giving me both if I'm sitting in the middle because I don't have any leg room. Also, speaking of leg room, close your legs!!! You do not deserve any of my leg space because you're a guy and you need the room. I don't care if you're seven feet tall, stay in your own space. Don't even think about falling asleep on my shoulder because I will wake you up with a shove.

7) To sum up...

Don't be rude to me, I won't be rude to you. Tell me why I've been picked for the TSA check. I won't get mad, I just want to help you if I can. Let me pet the puppies, please! And most importantly, be a person people want to sit by on a plane. Don't make me regret picking this seat.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Top 10 Places To Visit In Oklahoma

Perfect places for inexpensive day trips.

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These places are some of my favorite to visit in Oklahoma and as a resident here they are perfect for day trips because of the minimal car ride. I hope you visit these locations and enjoy them as much as I have.

1. Turner Falls 

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Turner Falls is in the Arbuckle Mountains and is home to Oklahoma's largest waterfall. You can hike, swim, explore a rock castle, fish, tube, and much more. You can even rent a cabin if you want to stay the night.

2. Pops on Route 66

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Pops is in Arcadia off of route 66 and it is great place to get a burger and a specialty pop; not to mention the light up pop bottle out front. Near by there is the Round Barn which is a completely circular barn that was constructed in 1898 and is a unique structure worth visiting. During the fall Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch is open and during the summer you can head to Arcadia Lake to cool off.

3. Blue Dome District in Downtown Tulsa

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Downtown Tulsa has one of the best art districts in the state and you can visit many art museums the most famous being the Philbrook. There are unique shops and fancy restraunts all composed of stunning architecture. There is a interesting spot nestled in the middle of downtown called "The Center of the Universe" where when you stand in this paticular circle of concrete your voice echoes back to you. Occasionally there are festivals like May Fest, Winter Fest, and Day of the Dead.

4. Bricktown in Oklahoma City

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Bricktown is a beautiful place where there is something for everyone to do. There is a movie theatre, clubs, shops, mini-golf, restraunts, and most famously a riverwalk. You can also visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Murrah Bombing Museum, and the botanical gardens.

5. Robber's Cave

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Robber's Cave is a wonderful place for exploring. You can walk along the trails, go down into caves, go hiking, or wade in creeks. There is also horse back riding and paddle boating. If you are looking for a relaxing trip in nature, this is it.

6. Woodward Park

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Woodward Park is nice place to take a relaxing stroll through and it is home to an arboretum, (a botanical garden completely devoted to trees), and it also has a regular botanical garden. The scenery is breath taking and it has a playground which makes it an entertaining place for children.

7. The Gloss Mountains

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Even though the Gloss Mountains has 'mountains' in its name, it is actually mesas and buttes. They appear shiny and glass like because of the amount of selenite in their soil. This a truly fascinating place to visit and it is perfect for hiking and viewing wildlife. You won't regret traveling here as you see the sun set behind the mesas.

8. Downtown Guthrie

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Downtown Guthrie is rich in historic buildings and brick walkways. There are antique shops, museums, coffee shops, a theatre. Downtown Guthrie also has a national park that is only an elm tree making it the smallest in the United States. If you are able to come in April there is a carnival and parade celebrating the land run. In December there is an event called the Victorian Walk where people come dressed in Victorian clothes and there are carriages, live music, good food, and carollers.

9. Paseo District in Oklahoma City

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The Paseo District in Oklahoma City has some of the finest shops and art galleries. It is designed to resemble Spanish architecture with authentic clay roofs and stucco building. There are many restaurants to eat at and on Wednesday nights "Sauced at Paseo" hosts a slam poetry night.

10. Chickasaw National Park

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Chickasaw National Park is one of the most gorgeous places you can visit in Oklahoma. You can go hunting, fishing, water skiing, boating, hiking, swimming, and much more. There is wildlife everywhere and it is even located on the Central migratory flyaway path, which makes it perfect for bird watching.

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