One of the things I love about Cowboy is his laid-back disposition. There are few things that rile my wrangler wearing dude. And being the observant wife that I am… I’m proud to say that I know every one of them! Which, I reserve the right to use in the near future…just keeping it real y’all. Every wife needs some ammo to retaliate with.
Cowboy hates to fly (surprise, surprise). Getting him on a plane is similar to getting a root canal. You dread it and dread it because you know it will not go smoothly and there will always be just a smidge of pain. Now that I think about it, he dislikes every form of travel except riding in a car. And that form of travel causes me more than a smidge of pain. Just poke me in the eyeball already and put me on a plane.
Before one of our anniversary trips I asked him what is it about flying that he disliked. He said he felt as if he was getting undressed in the middle of the airport. And there were so many people. I don’t know if y’all realize this but Cowboy is not a people person. But that’s why he has me. I love people!
We’ve all heard the speech by those super friendly TSA agents: Empty your pockets, remove your belt and shoes, and all laptops & phones go in the bin. Yeah, super friendly.
So to make him more comfortable (because I’m such a loving wife and that’s what we loving wives do) I decided to pre-check us. BUT sometimes the best laid out plans go awry-
COWBOY: (as we walk into the Austin airport) Welp here we go, another great trip that includes a plane. I’m just so excited.
ME: It’ll be great, you’ll see!
COWBOY: The only thing great about this trip is you.
ME: Aww Cowboy, you had me at hello. I did a pre-check for us so you won’t have to take everything off.
COWBOY: Well this is sounding better and better.
ME: Here’s your boarding pass and you’re welcome.
I get in the pre-check line ahead of him and whiz right thru. YESS this pre-check stuff is awesome! I turn around to find Cowboy and could not believe what I was seeing. He was randomly selected for a pat down. They had pulled him out of the pre-check line and he was standing there with only his shirt, jeans and socks on. You have got to be kidding me!
COWBOY: (walking towards me in his awesome fitting wranglers) Welp, I don’t think the pre-check thing worked for me. Apparently today was the first day that they starting doing random checks in the pre-check line.
ME: (laughing) That’s a lot of checks in one sentence cowboy. You might want to slow down on using that word.
COWBOY: Yep and you can check me off the flying list because I’m checking out after this trip.
ME: Oh lord.
’til next Sunday y’all- Tammy