Leaving the U.S.
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The trip started quite auspiciously with
the Prime Time shuttle not only being on time but me being the only
passenger. My driver was uncannily
polite like out of some SNL skit.
"Miss Nicole, is it okay if I drink coffee while driving?"
Driver: "Thank you, ma'am. Thank you ma'am. You know coffee, it's not that good when it's cold." (Ten seconds later) "Are you really a Yalie? I saw it on your license plate. I've never really used that word before, Yalie."
Me: "Yes, I did go to Yale."
Driver: "Oooh, the President went there, didn't he?"
Him: "Oh, I am very sorry. It is very rude of me to be taking these liberties of asking you so many questions."
Me: No, that's okay.
Driver: "Oh, Miss Nicole. I forgot to say, thank you very much for taking Prime Time and allowing me to serve you. I have one more question to ask of you, I apologize, Miss Nicole. Do you want me to take the 10 to the 710 or to the 110?"
Me: It doesn't matter to me. Whatever you prefer."
Him: "Oh, thank you, Miss Nicole, thank you."
Then we rode in silence for most of the way until a departure with similar fanfare and pleasantries. I would not have been surprised if he cried at our parting.
The airport check-in for TACA was a good
I had a stopover in