Welcome to the Pittsburgh airport, where mothers’ dreams come true and innocent lunch-eaters are assaulted by quotes promoting the evil that is consumerism.
Kidsport—the playground in Concourse C! Not all airports have these.
(Cough, cough LaGuardia with your ridiculous cancellations and delays that turn 3 hour layovers into 7 hour layovers from hell with children and car seats and strollers in tow and nothing to do but order overpriced wraps from your iPads.)
Right outside of Kidsport is a Mr. Roger’s display. Because we are his neighborhood. No joke. To this day, Daniel Tiger is shot in our city, mostly in the eastern neighborhoods.
Traveling with children and want to find other family-friendly airports? Check out this list. Pittsburgh didn’t make the cut, but we often fly under the radar as a tertiary city.
The wall of pro-mindless-consumerism quotes in the food court….
…that are so wrong they’re sad…
…and sometimes examples of internalized sexism.
In case you’re having trouble reading any of the quotes, here they are in their full glory:
“I don’t shop because I need something. I just shop for shopping’s sake.”
“I like my money where I can see it—hanging in my closet.”
-Sex and the City
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
“Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.”
Gag. What is wrong with the world? As a woman who hates shopping, I’m offended. As a consumer I find the entire wall blatantly irresponsible. And as a PF blogger, my jaw is on the floor.
Be smart and ignore the wall of consumerism at the Pittsburgh Airport.
Take your kids to the playground instead.
*All photos taken with my Republic Wireless Moto X.*