True Story…I WAS LITERALLY IN HEAVEN FOR FOUR HOURS.
I was Flying back from Edmonton Alberta after having spoken to the teachers of Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
My seat, as always, was in economy class which meant that I would sit there for four hours with my legs wrapped around my neck.
Just as I was trying to make myself as comfortable as possible before take-off, the curtain separating economy class from first class opened and a young buck in his early 20s approached me and said,” Hey Buddy,how would you like to fly to Toronto first class?” While I was a little bewildered at his offer my legs cried out to me, ” TAKE HIM UP ON IT…YOU FOOL!”
I quickly said , ” Sure thing, but why would you trade first class for economy?”
He bent low as if to whisper a secret in my ear that would threaten the safety of the free world if overheard. ” There is a cute chick going to be sitting in the seat beside you and I want to see if I can connect with her.”
Recalling my youth his offer took on a more reasonable tone so I quickly said, ” You’ve got a deal.”
There I was all the way back to Toronto with my legs stretched out in front of me, my own little table to hold my food and drink and a flight attendant fluffing my free pillow and asking if I were comfortable. every half hour or so. THERE IS A GOD!
I got off the plane first (as we in fist class always do) so I never did get a chance to thank him again or find out how he made out with the young woman. There are some mysteries we just have to live with. By the way, this has never happened again.
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