Okay, I'm back.
Earlier today, I was sitting in my tiny airline seat with my knees jammed into the seat in front of me, eating my .42 oz. (12 g.) foil packet of free airline dry-roasted peanuts and gazing into my 6-friggin-ounce cup of airline friggin coffee, and it got me to thinking about the days when flying was actually fun, and airline passengers were treated like customers, not like pigs being herded to the slaughter. More on this later. Just wanted ya to know I got back in one piece. (I phuggin hate flying these days.)