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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:01 PM

John Foggerty - City of New Orleans...

https://music.&list=RDAMVM7zmNs6sWTD8

I think Steve Goodman would approve.

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Reply John Foggerty - City of New Orleans... (Original post)
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 OP
question everything Jul 2021 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2021 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2021 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Jul 2021 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2021 #6
thucythucy Jul 2021 #7

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:23 PM

1. First for a donkey to express himself in front of a mic

And the Teddy bear adds a nice touch

A nice way to end the day with a smile

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 12:57 AM

2. I'm going to go with the original by Arlo Guthrie





I used to be an airline ticket agent at DCA, National Airport in Washington, DC. One afternoon, sometime in the late 1970s, a young man showed up, checking in for a flight, and he had several guitars with him. I told him he not only had to pay excess baggage rates for the guitars, but he also needed to carry them down to the gate because if I took them, they'd get put down our baggage chute, which was a barely controlled drop that honestly sometimes destroyed luggage. Once I was done with all that, and I will say that I recall he was polite and cooperative despite my aggressiveness, a fellow agent came over to me and asked to see the excess baggage form I'd filled out. He then made me look at the passenger's name. Arlo Guthrie. Oh, my. I had not recognized him, but the other agent had. I will probably never again meet Arlo Guthrie, but I feel, after all these many years, that I owe him an apology.

I had a certain amount of discretion about excess baggage. One time I was checking in a couple on their way to Philadelphia who had six or seven extra bags, beyond their free limit. I was writing up the excess baggage charges when they mentioned they were on their way to somewhere in Africa because they were now in the Peace Corps. I promptly voided the excess baggage charges, told them why (mainly because my very best friend then and to this day was a former Peace Corps Volunteer) but also told them that the next agent might not be as understanding. I have always hoped the next agent was as understanding.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 01:22 AM

3. I think Steve Goodman wrote it.

Ptetty sure, But the Best Steve Goodman Song? Thus one...



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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 01:53 AM

4. Thank you for that.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 02:11 AM

5. That's what I am here for/

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 02:44 AM

6. Thank you.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:11 AM

7. Thank you for posting this!

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