I don’t remember the last time I’ve laughed as hard as I did today. I actually have tears in my eyes as I scroll through Twitter.
During President Trump’s July 4th address yesterday, he said something that raised a lot of eyebrows. Specifically, he talked about how the 1775 revolutionary army “took over the airports.” Of course airplanes weren’t invented until well over 100 years later.
While I get that’s intrinsically political, I think Trump actually gave everyone a huge gift thanks to a hashtag that emerged on Twitter. Hopefully this is something that everyone can appreciate, regardless of what side of the aisle you’re on (because the humor has almost nothing to do with politics, but rather is just about air travel).
Specifically, the hashtag #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories is trending on Twitter today, as people recount what flying was like nearly 250 years ago. And. It. Is. Amazing.
Type the hashtag into your Twitter account and enjoy the endless entertainment.
Here’s just a small selection of what you can expect:
Dearest, the battle for gate C4 was hard fought, but we prevailed. Alas, we ran out of ammunition, and had to lob our stores of Cinnabons at them. The sacrifices of war try our souls. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
Trying my damndest to make the 5:15 flight out of Philly, but the Valley Forge traffic is a nightmare. Leave a lantern on for me…
Your, George#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/ynerShnylr
— Laura E. Hess (@LauraEHess2) July 5, 2019
Dearest Martha, please find enclosed a tracking number for my lost luggage at Philadelphia. It shall arrive to Mount Vernon via carriage in 21-25 days. Also enclosed is a receipt for the cost of parking my horse at Dulles for the weekend. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
— Shawna 🇺🇸⚔️🇬🇧 (@shawna1776) July 5, 2019
Remember when they threw peanuts in the Boston Harbor because they didn’t want to pay baggage fees?#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) July 5, 2019
— Sarah West (@sarahwestdcca) July 5, 2019
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all seats must be returned to their original upright and locked position, and that your seat cushion can be used as a flotation device. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories
— Cheeto Meltdown (@tomjuarez) July 5, 2019
Thanks to whoever started this, because OMG it’s amazing…