I pay because I don't want to sit next to you Maria. You may smell of wildflowers and be utterly charming, but I don't want to spend 5-14 hours watching you snack, read, watch TV, snore or anything else.
I love communal tables at a restaurant, because I know its only an hour and they don't have to climb over me to get to the bathroom (or at least, not often). I will fly 'coach' only when there is no choice, and I've never flown JetBlue because there is no choice. And I pay for my own travel - I'm no corporate whore. If I can pay an extra 150% for the ability to put up a slide, pretend you don't exist and have a lay flat bed, that is totally worth it to me.
Privacy does not mean Elite. It just means a better journey.
I am now wholly, terribly fascinated. Kid with some money hires other kids, hopes to make money being an asshat. That has actually worked in the past you know!
Love that you picked out this spot. The entire premise is false, the execution garbage, the subtext infantile.
THE GUY IS STILL BORING.
Also, worst AK song ever.
@deepomega Sherlock is absolutely frickin' TERRIBLE. Martin Freeman! Hello! Its sexist and racist and dull. That's a hell of a trifecta. If you must watch Holmes on TV, please dig up the Jeremy Brett version - by far the best video Sherlock ever.
However, you are right about Orson Scott Card vs those two books of his.
I tried rereading this SiSL recently - I couldn't overcome the 'honeys' etc. Stopped me dead. Sorry. I don't find then ironic or of apocryphal interest.
The Damson Dene was the star of a reality series in the UK (The Hotel I think). If you saw that, this would make PERFECT sense.
The hotel caters for a lot of 'romantic' holidays.
The piece is spot on.
Those up there who don't get it - I cannot believe you've ever truly done something creative in public.
That moment just after, when you are trying to read your audience, especially those you know well, is utterly terrifying.