Who has a story about a seat mate who was a stranger?

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  1. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    I do but have to wait till later :)
     
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    Well, that's a tease!
     
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  3. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    More like cliff hanger
    Hint my tale has to do with 1.sitting up front
    Beside an extremely famous cutting edge
    Electronic music composer
    2.initually not recognizing him
    ( as I should have) to his dismay
    3. A pair of extra notice Cancelling ear buds
    4. A travel keyboard and a titanium apple
    5. Lovely communication
    6. A glass of ice water filled with many
    Cubes
    Hang on for the details
    In the meantime start thinking of YOUR tale
    And then we can have an annual award
    For the best incident on the honour system
    !!!!!!
     
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  4. CharlesG

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    I don't really have a great story... I was fishing for some in another thread I started, and you would think tons of people here would have had some awesome things to write, but nope. Nothing that seems to compare to yours!
     
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  5. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    So we were chatting mr pink Gucci glasses and I . He asked what I do and I followed suit
    He asked if I am musical I replied yes having gone to HS of music and art in NYC
    He said he was returning from Italy where he had a custom piano made
    I said nice. He asked my age I said I went to Woodstock in 1969 and asked if he went
    He said no he had been busy on projects I said nice!
    He asked whAt I play I said piano and I was classically trained and I
    Asked him same he said used to play piano but NOW electronic experimental
    Keyboards I said nice
    He was SO getting off on my innocence finally he could
    Not take it and asked me the give away leading question
    He asked what's your name I said Nina. And so I asked his and he sais
    HERBIE! I sat there a minute thinking keyboards cutting edge
    Pink Gucci glasses and HERBIE and looked at him sheepishly
    " are you HERBIE Hancock " I asked and he cracked up saying I was wondering
    When you would get it we laughed
    He took out some noise Cancelling earbuds and asked if I wanted to hear him PLAY
    Oh I was delighted he ayes o. His custom airplane friendly key board an used. His
    Titanium apple and then came the near disaster
    I turned toward him enthusiastically and accidently knocked his glass
    Of ice water with Ice cubes right down to his pants OY
    I was mortified not being appropriate to removed the Ice from where they fell!
    He handed me his computer I apologized profusely he said I'm just gonna dry off
    Came back I offered him my seat he said no thank you and had his seat covered in
    BE tablecloths and
    Calmed me down saying he could totally hVe done the same thing and
    I should not worry
    He was SUCH a gentleman! He spoke with me for the duration of the trip
    And wished me well
    I am sure he will remember me having spilled a fresh glass of I e water
    Onto his crotch! Eek but he was SO so nice
    I will ways remember that Flight
    Hang on
    I have more stories to follow!
    Hope youiked this one :)
     
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    That's AWESOME! So did you get to hear any of his music before disaster struck???
     
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    About 10 years ago my nephew was on a flight, only one other person near his age on the flight, and she just happened to be of the same cultural/ethnic background and happened to be sitting next to him.

    They've been married (very happily) for six years now.They're a very nice couple.
     
  8. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    Yes he played and edited
    Music as I watched and listened
    It was thrilling
    Want to hear the Parmesan cheese feet story next?
     
  9. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    That. Is sooo sweet
     
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    Ok want to hear
    1- parmesan Cheese feet story
    2- Whitney Houston. Story
    3- brain surgeon story ?
     
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    1. no
    2. ok
    3. yes

    :)
     
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  12. CharlesG

    CharlesG Gold Member

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    ALL.
     
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  13. deltagoldLass

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    Will do
    No tease just tired
    Will follow up soon
    Please do the burger thing!
     
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  14. Gargoyle
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    Sounds like you would have prefered the flight was LAX-SYD (but not on a 737!)
     
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    anyone who has ever sat next to me would be able to win this category.... none stranger.
     
  16. deltagoldLass

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    Ok here is the brain surgeon
    Pre dating the Seinfeld up grade vs Elaine squished
    I was flying with two friends from tus back to LGA
    Had to change as there are no non stops between tus and NYC on dl
    So I got moved up front and my friends did not
    A very attractive man sat beside me and noticed I had a bloody Mary and ordered me another one
    Before I asked
    Hahah a real player
    Then came the tale
    He was a brain surgeon
    Returning from a golf stint
    Returning to work the next day so he could relax today
    We both had a drink his first my second
    He gets second I'm still on second
    He of course was most charming though a wee too confident!
    Ok now it's 3rd bloody Mary
    And I am buzzed
    But reminding myself to maintain decorum
    He orders us fourths I decline
    Flight lands in atl I wish him well
    And NoW comes the real challenge
    How to be totally coherent when I meet up with my friends in the jet way. I see them trying to look serious and well regulated they walk up to me and say
    " you are sloshed" I deny they accuse I crack up
    I'm called out
    I tell them bout my brain surgeon seat mate
    they tell me of their overcrowded noisy
    Flight they want to kill me -I laugh
    The basically tell the pre curser to that Seinfeld episode before it was aired
    Hahaha fun memory
    More to come
     
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    Love this thread! :)
     
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    Just wondering- did you give this brain surgeon a piece of your mind? :p
     
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    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    Hahaha
    Nope he was too sloshed to recognize one!
    Perhaps if it had been a longer flight....
     
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  20. deltagoldLass

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    So where are stories from some others
    Hmmmmm
    I may have to post the
    "Parmesan feet "
    story
    Perhaps this gauntlet might get other
    Vignettes added!!!!!:)
    Out of the topic:( can I still get a room for
    FTU @ EWR and if so how please?)
     
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    someone is sure to have a story like this:

     
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  22. deltagoldLass

    deltagoldLass Silver Member

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    So what's your story please
     
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    Hahahaha that's funny
    But not a personal story though a picture could be worth
    A thousand words.
    I once had an incident on a flight to London
    I am too embarrassed to share all my secrets
    With strangers :(
    The passenger sitting next to me seemed quite
    The happy chap , though I was
    BOING
    Embarrassed yet again !!!!!!! :)
     
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    I had an aisle seat and 2 guys came on and one sat next to me and one behind.
    Asked if I would change so he could play cards with his buddy. I said no
    because I didn't want to lose my aisle seat, but said I'd play but was rusty. We played
    cards and talked the whole flight. He said I was a very good player. Turns out
    he also knew someone my husband used to work with. Small world.

    Back to the Herbie story. What kind of keyboard did he have and what's a Titanium Apple?
     
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    Hi! This was a few years ago. It was a few days
    Before the Grammys and several music industry
    Ppl were on board e.g Robert Randolph band manager
    Anyway
    Herbie had a special custom built keyboard
    And back pack case to house it+ apple
    Honestly I was not so " into" apple@ that time
    And didn't take note of hardware .
    It all fit neatly though into a backpack- extra
    Noise Cancelling ear buds etc.
    When the ice & water impacted his pants his main concern
    Was his new computer which luckily did not get wet
    He was do incredibly nice
    I wonder if he remembers me :)
     
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