Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Blueshirts

Who are The Blueshirts?

They are an army of male business travelers sitting in the First Class rows of an airplane. Defined by their blue button-down shirts and cadre of gadgets attached to their ears of thumbs,
The Blueshirts are usually sitting in their relatively plusher seats, communicating with their significant others or office assistants, barking out orders to them and telling their Airworld stories for all the hear.

The Blueshirts often look at you with disdain if you fall into one of two categories:

1. You have a Coach Ticket and therefore will be walking past them (and, in their opinion, not soon enough….peasant!)

2. You actually possess a First Class seat assignment, but don’t “look the part” (i.e. “He’s not wearing a blue shirt…how’d he get up here?? At least his BlackBerry is older than mine!”)

I’ve always made it a point to travel comfortably on airplanes, forsaking suits and ties (as if I ever wear those anyway!) for jeans, sneakers, and shirts that make me look younger than I am. I’ll get changed in airport bathrooms, rental cars, or office parking lots…truly I really don’t care as long as I’m comfortable on an airplane.

And, therefore, never a Blueshirt.


Anonymous said...

YOu don't have to WEAR a blue shirt to BE a Blueshirt

Zoeandchloe said...

I can often be spotted in airports wearing scrubs pants (no, I'm not a doctor) a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt and sneakers. The only time I've EVER traveled wearing anything nicer than that was the time I had to go directly from work to the airport for training in another city, and was traveling with a guy I worked with.