One of the things that makes travel interesting to me is the people you run across along the way. In many years of travel I’ve met (sat beside) some very interesting people. Heck, I even sat beside Prince Albert once on AA flying from Chicago to Stockholm. Yes, that Prince Albert. And yes, I we were both in First Class. Honestly, I had no idea until the next day, but I suppose I should have known something when he put a $100 dollar bill in the little spare change for charity envelope.
But I think tonight in the JFK Terminal 2 Sky Club takes the cake. No surprise to see a few characters hanging out there, but this guy, well, I don’t even know why I’m blogging about it because you had to see (and hear him) to believe it. After bothering the bar tender about the fact that he had to pay for top shelf liquor, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a cell phone that was not obviously ringing or vibrating and began having a conversation. It’s 50-50 as to whether or not he was actually talking to anyone. But he proceeded to get an $89,000 dollar bonus and get invited to Thanksgiving dinner in the same 3 minute conversation which was shared with everyone within earshot. Then we got to hear about his great job making deals. Once he finally left, the 3 of us who were closest along with the bartender all looked at each other and busted out laughing. People say the darndest things.
Thanks for your tolerance. Like I said, you just had to be there, but I couldn’t help but write about it. There are some real characters on the road. Tonight I met an interesting one to be sure. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.