Calling all rampers and CSAs, current and former-
I'm writing a screenplay, originally as part of an assignment for an elective class I took last semester, but now has become a bit of a side project during the summer. It's all in good fun, I'm obviously not looking to sell it or anything insane like that (nor do I have delusions of grandeur that I even could!).
My vision is a film similar to "Waiting..." or "Super Troopers"- an R-rated comedy with an ensemble of funny yet true-to-life characters showing the behind the scenes of a world most of the public doesn't get to see. They say to write what you know, and I've worked on various ramps for 2 years out of the last 4.
So far, I've come up with basic archetypal characters on both the ramp and CSA side of the operation. I've also included an ops agent character, MX guys at the station, TSA people, airport people and personnel from other airlines. I've also come up with archetypal customers one usually encounters when working at the airport. If you guys would like me to give examples or a more detailed list of those characters, by all means, let me know.
What I need now are personal anecdotes from those who have worked at an airport (of any size or traffic level). I'm looking for funny, inappropriate and/or over-the-top crazy (that I could make funny). It can be an interaction with customers, it could be something that happened to you alone, it could be something involving only you and your co-workers, it can be really anything. I have some ideas myself, but not nearly enough to string a story together.
I know this is kind of weird, but once again, this is just an informal thing I'm doing for myself. No money is involved, nothing like that. I enjoy writing and I just want to collect some funny stuff together into an amusing screenplay with your help!
Thanks guys/girls and I look forward to some hilarious stories!