In all my flights, in all my travel, I have only had one awkward encounter. You know when you sit down, and look at the empty seat next to you, and wonder anxiously “who is going to sit next to me?” Once, I was really hoping it was not the chatty, overly-friendly type, because I was exhausted and wanted quiet. Then another time I was so excited about my trip and just wanted to talk to someone friendly. Somehow, I have always had the pleasure of sitting by the exact person I wanted to.
Except once. I was so happy about my trip – I was flying away from my kids for the first time since I gave birth to the oldest. I watched as each person filed down the aisle, jostling suitcases and bags. Then, he sat down. The older gentleman with the solemn face. I could not read his emotions or his amiability, so I decided to try a test question.
“So, is Dallas your final destination, or do you have to get a connecting flight?” I chirped, super cheerily. (How else do I ever sound?)
“It’s final.” And his answer was final too. He straightened his pants leg and sat with his arms folded across his chest, eyes straight ahead. I just had to make sure and end this as pleasantly as I could and keep my excited mood intact. Killjoy.
“Oh, well that is wonderful! I have to connect to a flight to Chicago. Hope I make it in time!” And I smiled big and grabbed immediately for my book and buried my nose in it.
Wah Wah Waaaahhhhh……
He was almost as bad as the time I was breast feeding baby David and the lady across the aisle said very enthusiastically and loudly, “Oh I am so glad you are nursing! You know, I wish more people did that.” Yeah, that was awesome too.
Tell me what funny or awkward experiences have you had at airports?
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