Saturday, November 19, 2011

If You’ve Flown Recently, You Understand The Occupy Movement

The Associated Press article by Scott Mayerowitz sums it up quite nicely.

While most Thanksgiving travelers will fight for overhead bins and go hours without a snack or room to stretch their legs, life in first class is stress free. It's always been a special place on the other side of the curtain. Now, it's getting even cushier.

Coach is for the 99%.

The 1% are on the other side of the curtain.

Coach feels like sleeping outside in a tent in the cold.

Do you think those in First Class sympathize with those of us in the back of the plane?

Of course not. They paid for the privileges they’re enjoying.

So, while we may envy the luxury they’re pampered in, at least we know they paid $12,000 to fly the same distance that I paid just $400 for.

There’s some solace in that.

Still, there’s that curtain that separates those of us in the back from those in the front. That curtain that us 99 percenters aren’t allowed to pass through.

And that’s what is so galling.

Not only when you fly.

But when you don’t.

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