Goodbye for real, Hawaii

I had one more feed on the way to the airport before I left Oahu: a bowl of chicken and pork soba noodles at the Japanese food court at the Ala Moana shopping mall. It’s a good place to dine, and if you spend $10 you get a free beer.

The court (beer stand in the middle):

The meal, an excellent bowl of noodles.

More good news: there was no traffic at the airport TSA, I didn’t have to take my shoes off or take out my computer or liquids, and I wasn’t groped. The TSA were in fact actually cordial. Maybe it’s the aloha.

And here’s the aloha on the restroom signs:


  1. Posted January 18, 2019 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    TSA? Cordial? What sorcery is this?!


    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 19, 2019 at 1:33 am | Permalink

      It’s known as ‘not paying them’. I have no idea why this should be so.


      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted January 19, 2019 at 10:14 am | Permalink

        Totally dependent on tips?

  2. Posted January 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    If the TSA is still working without pay when I go New Zealand in March I’m going to hand out copious amounts of cash to every agent I encounter.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted January 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      Good for you. When in doubt, duke ’em all, is my motto.

      I came up as a kid working in service jobs. Like Paulie the waiter in The Pope of Greenwich Village, I’ve been known to tip tollbooth attendants. 🙂

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 20, 2019 at 1:17 am | Permalink

      Just don’t try that when you get here (NZ). You’d most likely get arrested for attempted bribery. 😉


  3. Posted January 18, 2019 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    It is not goodbye or farewell. It is “A Hui Hou Kākou.”

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted January 19, 2019 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    They have those same restroom signs at the airport in Honolulu in the smaller areas you wait in when island hopping.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 19, 2019 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      I like the ones in Bergen & Stavanger – not sure if they’ve spread.

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