Here is a true story that sort of illustrates Alexinnwa's point no 1:
My wife and I want to go on vacation. Based on available time and resources, she suggests Cancun or Miami, and I suggest Jamaica.
Of course, my suggestion is made not only because of the great destination Jamaica is supposed to be, but because my crooked aviation mind has already planned to (i) fly the "lovebirds" of Air Jamaica, (ii) experience Donald Sangster International Airport (the second best thing after SXM
), and (iii) choose a hotel in MBJ
that is practically next to the Airport so I can spot all 4 days! As you may have guessed, SHE HAS NO CLUE!
When the time to leave for MBJ
finally comes, I start explaining what we will be flying, where the airports are at, etc. and she gives me this look. . .the "are you going to start with this aviation bs again look" which I'm sure most of you have received from your friends, family, partners, etc.
When we are finally descending into MBJ
, I start getting all excited about the landing and start explaining what I know about the airport to my wife, to which she listens in awe. . .not because of my knowledge on the matter (which is rather poor I admit) but because she is starting to unveil my wicked intentions for going to Jamaica. She immediately responds; "I hope you are seriously not thinking about spending our vacation time at or near an airport".
Imagine her reaction when she finds out our hotel is located right next to. . .well you guessed it. Then I got the next and final look, the "I wonder why I'm with you" look.
But bottom line is, SHE'S STILL HERE, and we had a wonderful time!! Except maybe for those short escapades of mine to snap a shot or two of a departing "lovebird". . .
Oh,and now she knows that an A320 has two wing mounted engines that produce a very special whine . . and was nice enough to memorize the aircraft types on Air Jamaica's fleet!! Don't ask me why, divine intervention?