Am I Traveling With An Alien?

16 Dec

I asked myself the above question several times during my father-daughter trip to New York. My dad…well, he’s a hoot. Only, I don’t think he means to be.

Here are some funny anecdotes that I thought you all might enjoy:

  • When we were boarding the plane on the way there, my dad stepped on the plane first and I was told to wait to make sure my carry on will fit before I got on the plane. When I finally walked into the cabin, I saw my dad sitting in the wrong seat. In first class. He didn’t know that seats were assigned. Bless his heart.
  • At Macy’s my dad noticed there was a gentleman at the MAC counter while I’m buying powder (Studio Fix, y’all – it covers up ALL the flaws). He asked him where they would be giving out the Heisman Trophy that night and if he knew where he could get tickets to see it. He asked the guy who was working at a make-up counter.
  • If I had a dollar for every time he said “Nobody here speaks English,” I would’ve broken even on the trip. It was English. It was just English with an accent.
  • When I asked him what he wanted to drink at Starbucks he told me a small coffee, but that he wanted to place the order by himself. I told him to say, “a tall coffee of the day” and his response was, “Mandi, I just told you I wanted a small cup.”
  • Right before we saw Chicago, I told him that Jessica Simpson’s sister was playing the role of Roxie Hart. He was quiet for a minute and then said, “Who is Jessica Simpson?”

4 Responses to “Am I Traveling With An Alien?”

  1. Erica December 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Please post more… I just laughed for 5 minutes! What great memories that you will always cherish!

  2. AB December 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    You failed to mention his inability to swipe a metro card or the repeated "Roll Tide" comments. Although, none can beat the first-class story…I tell everyone I see about that!

  3. Mandi December 18, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    Oh yes, how quickly I forgot about the 20 minute ordeal with the metro card. Lawd.And, I really should write an apology to the entire state of Texas for my dad yelling, "Roll Tide!" to every Texas fan he saw. I was so mortified. It was a lot like being a kid again, but hearing him talk about it with his friends on the way home made it all worth it!

  4. Cookie and Poppy December 28, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    You know, the more I hear about your dad, I think he and Krissee's dad could be related. Seriously. When we flew first class (Krissee worked for the airline then) and they brought the snack basket by, he wanted to know how many he could have. When she told him as many as he wanted, wellllll, he stocked up like he was going to starve before the plane landed. Just smile and look the other way 🙂

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