Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.
Of course this shouldn't happen.
Airports are serious places, designed to create the maximum chaos at the busiest times.
Meanwhile, airlines exist to add to that chaos, while desperately trying to get flights out on time.
To pad their statistics, you understand.
As for the airline and airport employees, they generally seem harassed or dispirited.
Especially if they're baggage handlers and it's 5 a.m.
And then there's this.
Here's an airport worker doing something unconscionable. He's having fun.
Fun is something he's clearly good at--especially when it comes to cone-tossing.
A passenger caught him at it, filmed it, and posted it to Facebook--where it's been viewed almost 3 million times.
The passenger added this comment: "This is why my flights take so long to board."
I fear it isn't.
The reason why flights take so long to board are plentiful.
For example: Single-aisle planes, airline disorganization, passengers not paying attention to boarding groups, and passengers dragging full-size suitcases onto planes.
This airport ramp worker is likely playing around because he, too, is waiting for the boarding process to be done, so that he can do his job.
For a moment, though, isn't there a delight in his delight?
Someone came to work, doing a job that's often performed in the cold, in the dark, and in the sort of dirty circumstances that few would tolerate.
Yet he can still enjoy it a little.
How many people can truly say that on a daily basis?