Having just gotten back home from two quick trips--one to the University of North Carolina where I was giving a talk and meeting with grad students in the Communication Studies Department and one to New Orleans for a colloquium with Brazilian scholars where I gave a short talk about research concerning cell phones and driving--I would like to offer the following observations and recommendations:
1. To the Charlotte NC airport: Get the attendants out of the Men’s restrooms. The last thing I want to do when I travel is get harassed by a guy handing me towels and expecting a tip—especially when you have automatic towel dispensers in the restroom. No, I don’t need a splash of cologne nor do I want a breath mint. I’m not hitting on anyone; I’m just trying to get to the next town. Honestly, I would almost book a more expensive flight to avoid this.