Dear Mr. Airport Lounge Bartender

IMG01865-20110731-0908Yes, it was only 9am local time when I walked into your bar an ordered a pilsner (and a water). Yes, I was the only person drinking in the lounge at that hour.

Yes, I am ridiculous.

Still, you shouldn’t judge me. You don’t know what time zone my brain was on at the time (yours, sadly) or whether I have a real problem or am just thirsty. You don’t even know if yours was the first beer I consumed that day (it wasn’t).

All I’m saying is that when I pass through a lounge, I might not be so normal. Actually, I know I’m not so normal. Still, don’t judge me. After all, I really do like beer.

Also, thank you for singing "Easy like Sunday morning" to me as you served said beer. I had, in fact, forgotten what day it was. No, really, I had no idea.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. …how many lounge bar tenders have ever been on a 9+ hr flight anyway…. nice post but let this one go!

  2. Seth, I’m worried about you. If you need help please let someone know.

    1. Hahaha….don’t worry about me, guys. The bartender was actually pretty chill about it, but he definitely did a double-take when I first placed the order. When he started singing “Easy like Sunday morning” I knew it was all good. 🙂

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