A Flight to Remember

Have you ever flown in a plane before?

Last week was my first flight ever.

Heading to Dallas for a company conference, my flight itinerary consisted of a flight from my home in Pennsylvania to Ft. Lauderdale airport, then a switch over to a plane that would take me to Texas.

A Flight to Remember

A Flight to Remember

Little did I know what was about to unfold.

First off, let me begin by saying that flying is nice. It cuts your travel time significantly, and it eliminates the need to really pay attention.

Other than a weather delay due to thunderstorms in Dallas, nothing out of the ordinary happened in that sense.

The craziness had more to do with a person who I met.

One thing about planes is that your seats are assigned. You never know who you might sit next to or meet.

In my case, this made for quite the big surprise.

Since I don’t want this article to go on forever, I’ll spare some of the less important details.

Still, this story was quite the doozy.

While waiting to board my initial plane to Florida, I happened to notice a lady in the waiting area. She was kind of staring at me with sort of an odd expression on her face.

Seeing that she was there alone, I wondered if I’d get stuck next to her.

Funny how things work out.

I guess that’s the law of attraction at work!

Anyway, once on board, I found that my fears were ultimately confirmed. She was my seat buddy, and in quite the mood to talk!

Over the next 2.5 hours, I learned more about my new friend Tina than I can possibly share in one article.

For your enjoyment, however, allow me touch on the highlights.

  • Her parents were Outlaw bikers, and she herself eventually became one as well.
  • She’s covered in tattoos and scars, the latter resulting from numerous motorcycle crashes that came about since she “let her husband drive.”
  • She’s extremely skinny and tall for a woman.
  • She has a fake lower jaw/teeth due to another accident.
  • She almost electrocuted herself a few days before the flight, having been shot across the room while messing with her washing machine. Her “rubber shoes” saved her life.
  • She married a man (now ex-husband) who was 7”2 tall and who never cut his hair a day in his life. She enjoyed braiding it (or so she told me).
  • She likes Jim Croce, and encouraged me to share her headphones to listen to him while she promptly jammed out.
  • She was once a silver medalist in some type of junior gymnastics competition. Hard to believe if you could see her in person!!
  • She was going to Dallas to meet some old high school friend who she hadn’t seen in 30 years.
  • She doesn’t get along with her mother, and the two once got into a fight on a plane while it was flying over the ocean. The attendants actually had to sedate her mother in order to calm her down!
  • She smokes, and when she doesn’t get her nicotine fix, she can get very irritable!

Pretty wild, huh?

Well, this is just the beginning of the madness.

Once we landed in Florida, the plane had to wait about 15 minutes for the runway to be cleared.

Tina was worried about having time to put on her makeup, and she started getting antsy.

I was concerned for a moment that she might cause a scene, but thankfully the plane unloaded in time.

Once off the plane, we had about 20 minutes before the next one took off. That was just enough time for Tina to put on her makeup (and come back looking like a hooker/clown).

She had told me earlier that I “wouldn’t recognize her in makeup.”

Boy was she right!!

Knowing we had different seats on the next plane, I was happy to bid Tina adieu. I figured I’d garnered enough good intelligence for an article such as this, but she had other plans. She wanted to give me a finale to remember.

She didn’t disappoint.

After giving our tickets to the boarding agent and heading up the terminal, she quickly realized she’d forgotten where she was sitting.

This sent her into panic mode!

Dropping to all fours and tearing through her purse, her voice began to crack as she looked for the rest of her ticket.

Meanwhile, all the other passengers were walking past us and giving me some very interesting looks!

Asking me to wait for her, all I could do was grin and shake my head as she went back to ask the boarding agent what her seat number was.

Unsurprisingly enough, she forgot the number ten seconds later and promptly repeated the whole previous scene.

Luckily for me, this time she found her ticket receipt!

As I settled into my seat on flight number two, I was relieved to see my company was two Christian missionaries and their cute little baby.

It was quite the contrast to Tina.

Forced to wait out a weather delay while sitting on the plane, I did hear her whine a few times to attendants, but she didn’t have a full-scale breakdown.

Such an interesting lady.

Such an interesting flight.

Anyhow, I wanted to share this with you cause I thought you’d get a kick out of it.

Who doesn’t love a good “psycho lady on an airplane” story?

So the next time something doesn’t go your way in business, the next time you get rejected or ignored by a prospect, just think of Tina.

Be thankful she’s not sitting next to you!!!

Have a great day!

Yours in Financial Freedom,

Alex Levandoski

P.S. Who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever encountered while flying? Comment below to share!

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