Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This Way



From Dallas to San Diego, a 3 hour flight and every time I looked out the window my eyes went to the sharpie marker arrow and wondered why someone had drawn it on the wing.

Did some mechanic need a constant reminder of the plane's flying direction?

Was it a clue on some asinine reality t.v. show?

Did the plane park too long in one spot?

Or was it put on just to humor a person like me who would wonder WTF?

Got me swinging.

10 comments:

Mrs. Loudshoes said...

Maybe it's for the dog who wants to hang his head out of the window, but can't. "You'd be facing this way...."

shane rocket said...

swinging? lol

yeah someone put it there just to make u wonder. when i was a truck driver every time we left California i wanted to drive.
just because on highway 40 going East highway workers drew stuff in the road with the oil that was to repair the cracks... i loved that section of road!!! i drove stupid slow to see if new was ever added.

you and me- we notice crap like that- it is the photog in us.

CrackerLilo said...

It's weird how the mind can take something different like that and start rushing to fill in the blanks, isn't it?

Propane Amy said...

Hahahaha, Jude you are great!! I've seen that on every plane I've been on. And I often wondered what it was. Finally i just decided it was there to let whoever "snapped" the plane together know which direction that piece was supposed to go....LOL You know, kinda like the model airplanes you build by snapping together the pieces??

Jen said...

Ha! I've never seen one of those lol. What the hell.

Margo said...

They put that arrow there for little boys who fly with you. Like they don't have enough questions to ask. Storm and that arrow have an intimate relationship. If there is a reason for that arrow I have heard it from him.
I always tell him it's so he doesn't get turned around - I'm not sure exactly what that means but it always put him in a quiet thoughtful mood for a minute which is good for me. I need to take a lot of deep breaths when flying with children.

Dragon said...

It so the stewardess can look out the window and tell the pilot he is going in the right direction. lol...in other words, no idea.

aj said...

Hahahahaha.. I felt the same way when I saw a small arrow pointing at a lever on the wing of my jet plane. I was all, "How could you miss the lever? And if you don't see the lever, how would you see this fucking arrow?"

Dar said...

Maybe it was for the guys that built the plane, so that they knew what part attached... Hmmm, not a very inspiring thought... LOL

CJ said...

I hate flying. That's all I would need, to see the wing marked in a freaking sharpie. I would have buried my head in the Sky Mall magazine and pretended it wasn't there.