I hope the Airport is Listening to my Great Idea

Long haul travelling is tiring. Pic by wolf4max via Flickr CC.

Grumpy. Jet-lagged. Relieved.

These are all familiar feelings for those who’ve arrived home having spent a good number of hours on a plane.

This time we’ve arrived at about 5am and I’ve had no sleep on the flight. To make it worse, the credit card we used to manage our car park at Melbourne Airport stopped working while we were travelling, which meant stress and more delays as we tried to convince parking authorities to let us out of the boom gates.

But I’m digressing from the suggestion I want to make.

We’ve been away for more than two weeks. Which means we left nothing perishable in the fridge. No milk, no bread, no fruits (except a few kiwi fruits and an un-fresh orange in the fridge), no veg.

Understandably, we want to head straight home, unload our luggage and just collapse in bed. The idea sounds great but it doesn’t take long before… in between wakefulness and dreams, suggestions of hunger interrupt our recovery.

That’s when I think (and I’ve been thinking about this for a while), why can’t the airport run… after exiting customs and collecting out luggage… a small 24/7 stall that sells just the staples…fresh milk, bread and I don’t know…bananas? Just to tide us over till life resembles normal again in a few hours?

I can assure you that stopping by a grocery store in the wee hours of the morning is the last thing we want to do on the way home.

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who thinks this would be a great idea so Airport, pretty please…?



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