Sleeping with Strangers


You snore close to me,

yet I don’t even know your name.

Forced intimacy with people

I will never see again.

I’ve been stranded in Atlanta, GA for close to four hours. The recent storms here have canceled and delayed flights. People are sleeping all around me. 

This is the first time I’ve slept with strangers.  I wouldn’t call this an orgy, nor is it quite as sexy as I’d imagined…

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      • Aw, man! I’ve visited Atlanta before, and I’m originally from Chicago, so I grew up playing in dirt. Haha. I’ve gotta say; really friendly people, and incredible food here in Atlanta. You’re right — I’m on my way to CT, and the airline swept me over here without my say so.

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    • Delta Airlines handled the unfortunate mishaps pretty well, I thought. I spent the night here and will have spent a total of 12 lovely hours in the Atlanta airport before I’m due to finally leave. Delta gave away blankets and went around with a cart of free snacks and beverages. Three more hours then I’ll be boarding my third plane in 24 hours. Lol. Yes, a disappointment. 😉 Thank you, Sir Knight, for checking in on me. 🌹

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  1. Hahaha i am actually laughing at the thought of it..i have travelled a lot and got stranded too in airports but i haven’t experienced sleeping with a stranger beside me snooring…that’s awwwsss grosss?????lol

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  2. Yikes! At least you’re safe, and it’s great that Delta is handing out snacks and blankets. I hope you’re on your way now, dear Rose.
    (I guess it could be worse–what if the stranger was on the plane with your leaning against you and drooling, too?) 🙂

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  3. That has got to be the worse. In another life, I flew a lot for my job and I loved flying. Then 9/11 happened and I was on a plane at the time the towers were hit. And flying has gone downhill ever since… JC

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  4. Actually the photograph made me think in Placebo’s “sleeping with ghosts” https://youtu.be/fkDHTxLGBbs , as always there is an uncanny sweetness in your way to experience and see the world, Rose. It seems like a charm had be upon everybody of them in a moment of full activity. Happy to read in comments that it is a thing of the past now. : )

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  5. *drunk valley girl accent* Um, why isn’t that bawld guy on the floor? Like, ew. Give the chairs to a lady, uh duhhhhh!

    Hehe.

    I love how you say “forced intimacy.” Exactly what I said to someone about flying. GMTA, ha!

    Loves and such as. Hope your travels got better. ❤️

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  6. Sleeping is such an intimate experience and you express well the oddity of hearing a stranger snoring close to you 😉 I’m hoping you didn’t have to spend more than one night in that airport!

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    • Haha! Yes, quite odd, indeed. I spent 17 hours at the airport and consider myself lucky, for I know others spent 2 nights there. Thanks for your wonderful insight! 🙂

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  7. Privacy violation for sure. But if you had run to a hotel, the schedule may have resumed under an alternate plan. Then you would be further delayed. On the othershand, this could have become an opportunity to meet some cozy friends.

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