My husband, aka Zorg, is on his way to Chicago. Here's his report from Sea-Tac departure, filed via his Treo:
"Some dolt was annoying everyone at the departure gate by repeatedly and endlessly saying 'testing 1-2-3-4-5' over the PA.
"Finally another voice came on the PA and said, 'Okay, we all know this guy can count to 5, but can he make it to 7?'
"We all chuckled. After a short pause a voice started repeating the 'testing' drone again.
"Wasting no time, the heckler came back on and said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, here at United we need to know how to count at least as far as 10.'
"We didn't hear any more 'testing' after that."