The Delay Perspective (part two)

June 3, 2011

Satirist, Louis CK did a bit on the Conan O’Brien show a few years ago called “Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy” that has become a viral YouTube clip.  I find myself silently quoting him to myself when faced with air travel delays.

This is a portion of the transcript:

People come back from flights and they tell you their story, like a horror story. They act like their flight was like a cattle car in the 40’s in Germany.  “It was the worst day of my life. First of all we didn’t board for 20 minutes and then we get on the plane and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes. We had to sit there”  –

Oh really, what happened next? Did you fly through the air incredibly like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, you non-contributing zero? Wow, you’re flying! It’s amazing! Everybody on every plane should just constantly be going, oh my God, wow  you’re flying, you’re sitting in a chair in the sky but it doesn’t go back a lot.  New York to California in 5 hours. That used to take 30 years to do that and a bunch of you would die on the way there and have a baby. You’d be with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. -Louis CK

Click to watch 4 minute clip on Youtube


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