This woman might look like she’s having fun, but every bone in her body aches, and her feet are killing her. Why? Because she spent two days running circles in the Mexico City Airport. She missed her connecting flight to Mazatlan due to waiting in line for 1 1/2 hours to get approved for a 180 stay.
Then she had to take her dog and cat to a special window to prove that they had been certified by a vet before bringing them into the country. You’d think that would be fast and easy. No, the lady looked at the papers and got on the computer, checking to see if they were on the FBI’s most-wanted list. That must have taken another 45 minutes.
Then, woman, dog, and cat were sent to line after the wrong line, finally ending up at the entrance to the boarding gate where she was told that she had to approve the pets at another window, again. After standing in line, she was back at the boarding gates entrance for another half hour, only to be told that she missed her flight. No shit! I wonder how that happened.
After a night at the Holiday Inn, it was back to the airport for another day running in circles. First, she had to go through security again.
She always told Annabelle Lee and Desi never to let strangers touch them, especially in the private areas. They were indignant when they got frisked by security. Luckily for her, neither cat nor dog was carrying any explosive devices or drugs.
More walking for miles and standing in line. Suddenly, she had an epiphany! She’s an old lady! She could ask for a wheelchair and driver. She waits for it to arrive, but she could see that she was cutting it close. She started walking instead of waiting for the wheelchair and driver. On her way to the gate, she met up with the two. The driver asked what flight and gate she needed. Gate 75, she replied. That flight has been changed to gate 71. The driver makes a quick U-turn. Rider notices that the wheelchair needs a new set of shocks.
She gets dumped off at gate 71. This doesn’t look right. Nowhere does it say Mazatlan. She asks and is told that the flight was changed again. Woman flags down another driver. He runs with wheelchair occupant for what seems like miles. He takes her outside, parks her at a bus, and tells her to get out of the wheelchair.
Woman, dog, and cat get on the bus. They’re the only ones present. The woman starts wondering if they are shipping her back to California. Other people start to board. Then a pilot boards. The woman asks if he’s going to Mazatlan. Yes, I hope so, he replies. The bus starts driving for eternity. Finally, it reaches an airplane that looks like it had been parked in a garage and brought out for this special occasion.
The three of them reach Mazatlan and are exhausted for two days.
Moral to the story: If you can pass for old, do so. You’ll get to go to the front of the line, and it will save you a lot of misery.