I just returned from Greece last night, so while I’m reacquainting myself with East Coast time, here’s the conversation Kiefer and I had the day I left for Greece. I’d never flown out of the country before, so I was really nervous.
Thoughtsy: Do I need to convert some money? What am I going to do while you’re working? What are we going to do while you’re not working? I am totally unprepared.
Kiefer: They take Euros here.
Thoughtsy: Soooooo…I do need to convert money?
Kiefer: I’ll give you money. And I’ve already set up a tour of the city for you because I don’t want you wandering around alone. And if you’re too tired, you can hang out by the pool or get a massage. I work one day, and then I have everything else planned out.
Thoughtsy: You planned? ::whispers:: Pod person….
Kiefer: ::after giving me detailed instructions and confirming that he’ll pick me up from the Athens airport:: So I’ll see you in less than 24 hours. I love you. Have a good flight!
Thoughtsy: I love you, too.
Kiefer: ::pause:: You didn’t hang up, did you?
Kiefer: You’re really nervous, aren’t you?
Thoughtsy: Are you sure you can’t just fly back here to the States really quickly, and then we can take my first international flight together?
Kiefer: You’re going to be fine. And you’re flying through London…where you speak the language.
Thoughtsy: But sometimes the Cockney throws me off.
Kiefer: You’re a dork. Call me if you have any problems.
Thoughtsy: What if I have a problem on the plane?
Kiefer: That’s what flight attendants are for.
Kiefer: You’ll be fine. You’re stronger than you think. I love you. Bye!
Thoughtsy: I love you, too.
::pause and then texting::
I can’t believe you hung up.
July 24th, 2013 at 7:49 am
Yeah…sometimes “the cockney” throws me off too! 😉
July 24th, 2013 at 8:31 am
My first international flight was to London and I was terrified. I hear Greece is beautiful!
July 24th, 2013 at 8:49 am
I like this. Ha.. “I can’t believe you hung up.” This is cute.
July 24th, 2013 at 8:54 am
If the Cockney throws you off, just talk to the ones that sound like Gandalf.
July 24th, 2013 at 9:01 am
You’re the best. 🙂
I hope you had an amazing time!
July 24th, 2013 at 9:42 am
I’m guessing that the flight did go OK. Did they show a movie?
July 24th, 2013 at 10:25 am
You are so brave!
July 24th, 2013 at 10:38 am
AHH I cannot wait to hear all about this adventure!! SOOO EXCITING!
July 24th, 2013 at 10:58 am
This reminds me of that time I almost ended up in Panamanian prison because, due to the Spanish name on my passport, the scary-looking man at Customs started a pleasant enough sounding conversation in Spanish and I had no idea what he was saying, so I looked at him frozen and terrified and then I thought, “Oh, no, I probably look suspicious! I am not suspicious! I just had a grandmother with a Spanish name!” and the panic kept growing and and then whatever he said wasn’t all that pleasant-sounding and then. . .
But I’m sure that would never happen to you. Just to be safe, if the honeymoon is in Panama, make sure Kiefer travels with you.
July 24th, 2013 at 11:18 am
It seems as though you survived the flight then! I have to admit when I was younger I wasn’t scared of flying at all, but now, the older I get, I still can’t say I’m really scared of it per say, but I do get a little nervous during take off and landing. But so happy to hear you overcame the nervousness!
July 24th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
Haha! Just do this ridiculous thing that will undisputedly take 15 hours “really quickly” is the exact type of request I’m usually making. It never hurts to ask. So glad you made it over and back in one piece!
July 24th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
I have my Brit husband throw Cockney at me… been with him for seven years and I still can’t get the hang of it.
July 25th, 2013 at 11:38 am
July 27th, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Love this! Just back from Greece too. Five weeks in Crete – marvellous!
July 28th, 2013 at 7:28 pm
Well the important thing is you made it there and, hopefully, in one piece. And I’m sure you had an amazing time. Take lots of photos? That’s my dream getaway…one day….Sigh.