War On Error

Here’s one I thought you might get a kick out of. Last Saturday I was flying down the country. Made it to the airport after managing to pack, badly, and remember the important things (clothes, some cash, my medication!) and just as I was bailing over to the desk the cold fear hit me…

No photo ID.

See I don’t drive so I don’t have a driver’s licence on me. I usually bring my passport for such purposes and I could see it clearly, hiding in the bottom of my sock drawer.

Not a snowball’s chance in hell that I could go back and get it in time. Last flight that night. I had to be there. So, with the “never give up no matter what” attitude that’s gotten me into trouble so many times over the years, I scanned my wallet. Aha! Right, let’s give this a whirl I thought.

I told my tale of woe to the lovely girl on the desk and presented the only photo ID I had on me to see how that would play. She had a look at it, then back at me, then back down. She’d have to call her supervisor. She did, and, through some act of divine providence they said yes.

And that, my friends is how I flew on a plane last weekend in this age of insane paranoia and security loopiness with only my Cineworld Unlimited Cinema pass for ID. Thank you Santa.

5 thoughts on “War On Error

  1. Looks at shiney new cineworld unlimited pass sitting in wallet in whole new light. I knew it was a good deal but paranoia busting sweetalkery was not one of the things I had attributed to this lovely piece of plastic! Kite Runner and I am Legend due for viewing in the next week! And I won’t have to remove my shoes or laptop! Ok too many mixed whatevers there… time for a baileys…hic

  2. Which airline was it?

    You should’ve pulled the old ‘do you not know who I am?’ if there was any trouble. Promise them some 2fm stickers for the windscreen of the plane and a request on Monday evening…

  3. Couldn’t possibly get anyone into trouble CS, and they did end up letting me fly. As for the day I ever say “do you not know who I am?” shoot me. Seriously. You have my permission.

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