November 17, 2011
Sometimes I really like flying, I'm in the air right now.
There is a mom with two toddlers sitting in front of me. Well, the mom is sitting, not the kids. They are clamoring for anything or anyone who will give them attention. They are throwing cheerios at one man who is not in the mood to play. The woman to my upper left is continually coughing without covering her mouth and doing a crossword puzzle. Directly in front of me to this woman's right is my germophobe daughter. It will not be fun debriefing her after this flight. The woman in my row has the window seat, her husband sits in the center. She thought it would be more comfortable to drape her shoeless feet across his lap landing them right next to the hand that is typing this column. Thankfully the attendances taking a break in the row next to me deemed this unsanitary immediately. It's a three and a half hour flight. We are about 90 minutes into it. I predict a silent scream will happen in three..two.....one...
Sometimes I really don't like flying.
She Buzz Words
Right Now She Could be
- Setting the table
- Unloading the dishwasher
- Washing windows
- Mopping the floor
She Could be Working at a
- Chinese Food Restaurant
- Tea House
- Concert Hall
"Why does everything happen at the last minute"
She Phone Starter
How many times does she think about her kids during the day?
She has a kid going to college
High school seniors are taking the SAT 1, SAT II, ACT tests, attending college fairs, and applying to colleges. Early decision incentives promise a reduction in tuition, and there are grants and scholarship possibilities to be researched. Besides testing well, some students need to provide a college entrance essay, letters of recommendation, and send high school transcripts. She helps to keep track of all the components and deadlines, perhaps playing secretary for her child. Filling out the FASFA is her job; this is mandatory and determines if any grant money is available based on her household income. It's a lot of detailed work and an incomplete piece of paperwork could ruin her child's chance for admission into a certain school.
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