The Real Middle Class is the “Middle Seat” on Southwest Airlines
December 4, 2011 4 Comments
The real middle class? Invisible. The mainstream media and the politicians can’t see us from where they’re sitting.
Nothing the middle class does is less than “first class.”
They don’t care about labels or Occupying Anything unless it’s a celebration, like Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
They can’t afford first class tickets. So they fly Southwest Airlines.
The real “middle class” is willing to stand in line for a bargain. They rarely complain. When it comes to flying, they’re just happy to have afforded a seat to a destination for which they are committed and it doesn’t much matter how they get there.
In the real world, Mr. President, there’s no time for “class warfare.” In this economy, if you do your job, the middle class can do their job. There’s no time for “camplaigning.”
I see the middle class on Facebook, but they much prefer face time. They are grandparents visiting their grandkids. They are students heading home with their laundry. They are guests to a wedding. They are the bereaved heading to a funeral. They are small business people trying to close the deal.
That would be me, my boarding pass was C4 on a full flight. Just so you know C4 on a Southwest flight is not a seat number, it a place marker in line. C4 means 120 passengers have boarded the flight before you and you’re playing musical chairs with anyone standing in front of you or behind. Those people already seated, they want nothing to do with you! Trust me!
If they are the mainstream media, the pundits, the celebrities, the sound bites and the politicians who want to define the rich and the middle class, they don’t fly Southwest. I think that can define them. They are elitists. I define an elitist as someone who thinks most everyone else is ignorant or stupid. Attention elitists! C4 on a Southwest flight is 9 times out of 10, a middle seat. Then again, if I have to explain C4 on a Southwest flight to an elitist, I guess that makes me one. So I guess I’m not qualified to run for office.
Middle class America cannot be defined or redefined by sound bites. The only chance their agenda gets any traction? It’s if the middle class isn’t looking out the window on our last flight, taking the 30,000 foot view. They’re too busy dealing with what’s in their lap. More likely? Elitist fly first class thinking they’re a pillow away from another Democrat president. A luxury we cannot afford.
FYI – The only class warfare for me comes with a “Ding!” and it’s all about getting an aisle seat.
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