Laurie Ruettimann talks Holiday Travel and Two Americas

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

John Edwards was right. There are two Americas.

The dividing line could be Ferguson. It could be hunger, poverty or literacy. The line could also be the crazy escalation in executive compensation.

I see the dividing line at the airport.

* I see the America that is stuck in an airport line for two hours, and the America that doesn’t deal with that nonsense.
* I see price gouging and Americans who are forced to buy $4.00 bottles of water, and the Americans who sit in executive lounges and drink free gin & tonics.
* I see the America that runs its own business using credit cards that offer points and enables vacations and excellent work-life balance, and I see the America that purchases goods and services from an unregulated system that enables price-fixing.
* I see the America that gets seated in first class, and I see the rest of America — black, white, brown, female, disabled — that sits in the back of the sky bus.

Maybe I’m a fool. Maybe the real division happens at birth, when you’re either born with money or you are not.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).