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August 17, 2010


Tourist returns home after three months in airport

(Thanks to Joe in Japan)


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Unfortunately, that maybe the safest place to live in Mexico right now.

wtf? the story doesn't eve attempt to explain WHY he stayed in the airport.

Those must be some damn good tacos!

ok i found a two year old story saying that the man had 'love problems' and that was why he chose to stay in the airport...

you know, if he just had a laptop with him he could have cleared that up with some of the fine produts that i get pitched to me daily in my email...

Sep 2 - Dec 31 is more like 4 months, no?

Thanks for the explanation, Mud, but it seems to raise as many questions as it answers...

The dateline is January 13, 2009. He's had time to cruise other airports since then. Google "Japanese Mexican airport" for the story.

Sometimes it's cheaper to hang around for a while than change a ticket, but four months???

Here's an update.

I spent 4 months in a Mexican airport one day.

How ironic that as I'm reading this I'm sitting in the San Francisco airport because my flight was cancelled.

[everybody, sing!]

well, did he ever return?
no, he never returned,
and his fate is still unlearned.
he will wander forever en el aeropuerto de Mexico D.F.,
he's the hombre who never returned.

I spent four months in a Mexican prison. I think the airport is the better option. Trust me on that.

Hey, I already saw this movie!

On a dark desert runway, stale vents in my hair
Warm smell of the jet fuel rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance I sensed a jaw getting tight
My head grew heavy and I knew the drill
We had to deplane the flight

There she stood in the doorway, I heard the jetway bell
Then I was thinking to myself this could be terminal food court Hell
Then she turned down the handle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say

"Welcome to Benito Juarez Airport
Such a homey space
(Such a homey space)
Pick your fast food place
Plenty of room at Benito Juarez Airport
At this time of year
(At this time of year)
You can live in here"

My mind was duty-free twisted, I made security friends
I got a lot of pity, pity here 'cause it never ends
How they laughed in the Customs, placing their bets
Some wagered I'd leave soon, some wagered "not yet"

So I called to the captain, "When is reboarding time?"
He said, "We won't be pulling out of here 'til 2029"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake me up in the middle of the night just to hear them say

"Welcome to Benito Juarez Airport
Such a homey space
(Such a homey space)
Pick your fast food place
Plenty of room at Benito Juarez Airport
Have some more French Fries
(Have some more French Fries)
'Til your aircraft flies"

Mobiles on the ceiling, the flight board is stuck
And it says, not in quite so many words, "You're just plane f*cked"
And in the flight control tower they gathered for the tease
They announce that we should all stand by but they never quite release

Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the gate man, "We are programmed to receive
You can check in any time you like but you can never leave"

*holds up lighter to Meanie*

Meanie, those may be your best lyrics ever! Fun song for a future RBR concert...

Bravo, Meanie.

Grammy material MTB !

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