Monday, November 02, 2009

Southwest is kicking my ass

OK, so I am being sent to our satellite center in Massachusetts later this week and they have me going on Southwest. I don't know much about Southwest except this . . .they have weird seating arrangements, and they will tell fat people they need to buy another seat.

I am so worried about this trip and the pending seating issues that I didn't sleep well last night. I had a dream that the airline people stood there with score cards and took votes on your weight and then made you buy a new seat after strutting down the aisle in front of everyone. I called them last night and just checked in, and they said that if I was relatively ok on the Continental flight I should be ok. But then I had DP's butt to squish into . . .this time I am going with a co-worker--who I don't feel comfortable telling my fears to . . .she is a skinny mini and will have no problem. Which would be good if I knew we could sit together but they have weird seating rules. The flight out is not full at all right now--only 25% full as of last night. The flight home had only ten seats left. DP told me to go ahead and buy the other seat if I thought it would help ease my mind, but it doesn't . . .my co-workers all seem to think I will be fine. My ultimate fear is that I will get there and they will tell me I have to buy another seat and there won't BE another seat.

Oh well. DP says there's nothing I can do about it, and I know she is right. I wish the Internet didn't have so many horror stories about those who are "of size" and who have flown Southwest.

I am excited about the trip in general . . .I just need to get past this part.

I sort of joked that I was going to go to one of those body wrap places the night before and see if I can get a few inches off my butt.

Oh well . . .I will let you know how it goes.

Other stuff is fine . . .not much drama in my department which is nice for a change.

Hope all is well in your corners!


Lynilu said...

First of all, Dear Beans, just quit worrying. Your "skinny mini" coworker probably won't mind if you need to "squish" in her direction. As a current "maxi" who was once a "mini," I can assure you that most people aren't as sensitive or as disdainful as we feel the are/might be. I know, I worry, too about those things, but I calm myself with remembering that in "my previous life," I was understanding about my heavier friends, and actually would go to bat for and defend them.

DP is right, stop worrying, it will all be fine. :)

Daisy said...

I know it's easier said than done, but try not stressing too much. Everything will work out fine.

tommy said...

I hope everything worked out okay...I'm sure you didn't have any issues after all :)

Cheryl said...

The airlines should be much clearer about what the hell they mean. I'm sure it will be fine, but you shouldn't have to go through such stress and worry. I hate that.
Hope it all went perfect.