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    Default Airport bars...the Oasis!!

    What would be the best way to describe these places?? An oasis in the pit of hell maybe?? Is there a better place to be if you have a long wait for a flight, or, especially if you are delayed forEVER like I have been a few times. The really cool thing about these establishments to me is, the people always seem friendly...especially after a few rounds!! Last Feb. the wife and I were coming back from Miami, we were coming home from a cruise, and our flight was later in the day, we wanted to get off the ship early and we knew we would have a long wait at the airport. I kept checking out the bar from the moment we arrived at the airport...it was early, but I knew a couple of rounds would pass the time. Finally the place opened, and you can't believe how fast it filled up, within an hour, 10am, the place was packed. Sure enough, the flight was delayed and we were there for hours, but you know what? I thank God for the wonderfull people who we met there, some folks from Montanna, and some East coasters from New England. Great people, and b4 you knew it...we were buying each other rounds, and having a grand ole' time. It made the wait tolerable at least. I will never forget those folks, complete strangers, and some others I have met in airport bars. Thank God for these little places in the pit of hell. I'm sure quite a few of you have had the same experiences, and some good storeis.

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    They're bad in that overpriced drinks + too much time = drunk dial-o-rama.

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    Airport bars are the best You always meet someone interesting, usually from somewhere you've never been. Yeah, people are usually friendly, especially on Fridays, when most of the business travelers are headed home.

    A couple of rounds are even better at an airport bar if you can figure out how to put 'em on your expense account
    Don't drink the Jim Jones punch. They're called theToxic Twins for a reason...

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    I used to like one bar in La Guardia because I could smoke a stogie there back before Prohibition.

    My favorite airport bar was in Portland, Oregon. It was right next to my gate and I would always make a beeline for it to drink some different brews. I was drinking a pint of Widmer's (sp?) and this dude comes up with a clipboard wearing a cool Widmer logo ballcap and golf shirt. He asks me how I like the beer and I reply "It's great!" He introduces himself, "Hi, I'm Mark Widmer." I go "You gotta be kiddin' me, you get to go around and make sure people are enjoying your brand?" He smiles, gives me his hat and says "yep". I go "thanks man, do you have the other half of this amulet?"


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    My faves still has to be a couple of the ones in Nashville - you can still smoke there...

    I've met some really great people at those types of places...fo sho...
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    My faves still has to be a couple of the ones in Nashville - you can still smoke there...
    My God, pockets of Nirvana remain

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce
    My God, pockets of Nirvana remain
    U bet yur ass...

    FELLOW SMOKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]


    "20 minutes (late to work)? Shit. Last year I woke up three weeks too late.
    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
    - graeme on the addiction to this place.

    "something tells me that after the nuclear holocaust, there'll be twinkies, cockroaches, and a dave vs. sammy argument going on somewhere".
    - han valen, 6.11.04

    "in my best "saw" scary movie voice: "oh, yes, there will be beagles."
    - hatchetforce, 6.7.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring
    U bet yur ass...

    FELLOW SMOKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
    Right on. By the way if you smoke and are out of them, don't ask to bum or borrow a smoke. Have some dignity and class and offer to buy a smoke from me. Half the time I'll simply give you one without charge, because of the attempt at decency.

    I had a little chick actually ask me for a cigarette and use of a lighter yesterday. I asked "How old are you?" She replied "Uhh...17". I said "That's all I need...get lost."
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Right on. By the way if you smoke and are out of them, don't ask to bum or borrow a smoke. Have some dignity and class and offer to buy a smoke from me. Half the time I'll simply give you one without charge, because of the attempt at decency.

    I had a little chick actually ask me for a cigarette and use of a lighter yesterday. I asked "How old are you?" She replied "Uhh...17". I said "That's all I need...get lost."
    I had a dude outside Boston/Logan airport come up and ask for a smoke.

    I said (truthfully) "I only have one left" and showed him.

    He replied "Can't you just run in and buy another pack?"

    I said "why don't you run in and buy another pack?"

    He replied "all I got is twenties and I don't wanna break one"


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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce
    I had a dude outside Boston/Logan airport come up and ask for a smoke.

    I said (truthfully) "I only have one left" and showed him.

    He replied "Can't you just run in and buy another pack?"

    I said "why don't you run in and buy another pack?"

    He replied "all I got is twenties and I don't wanna break one"

    Sorry, I was in a rush!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
    Sorry, I was in a rush!

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