I’ve often called airports America’s new town square. You see all sorts of folks there
I am writing this from Charlotte awaiting a connection to Pensacola. On the flight down here I
sat next to Willard Scott. Mr. Scott is just as nice a fellow as you’d want him to be, fitting his TV persona nicely.
We had a great chat. He grew up in Alexandria, where I live, and we talked about that. We talked about the economy and the virtues of avoiding debt. We talked about artificial joints – his knees, the hip I will soon get.
Of course, we talked about airports. He’s been in Illinois a lot lately and said nice things about the service at Chicago O’Hare and also the airport in Moline. He also said he really likes the airports in Charlotte and Ft Myers, Fla. He talked especially about Reagan National which he remembers from the time it opened and has seen how it has changed and grown over the years.
I also learned about Scottish Eggs (hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and deep fried — with a side of Lipitor I’m sure). And, he left me with an important life lesson when he told me: “fat people don’t get wrinkles!” I think I’ll have one of those Scottish eggs now . . . for skin maintenance purposes of course!