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Jan. 2nd, 2014 11:36 am
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Flying home from Tacoma, a good samaritan popped open the overhead compartment to help a shorter lady get her bags down.  When he moved things, he just started to grin and hollered "Who has the light saber?!?" I immediately put my hand up. "Me!  That's my nerd badge," and there was much hilarity.

 

This reminded me of a story my mom still tells:

 

When I was very small we were flying to or from visiting my family in Iowa.  A woman boarded the plane carrying a standard-size kitchen broom.  The whole plane watched her tuck it up in the overhead compartment and no one said a word.

 

At the end of the flight, she takes the broom down and is standing there with it, waiting to deplane.  I cannot take it a moment longer.  I blurt out "Mommy, why is that lady flying with a broom???"

 

Everyone on the plane burst out laughing, she stormed out without a word.  A guy behind us patted my shoulder and said, "Oh, Honey, we've all been wanting to ask that!"

 

I like to think the woman would get a good laugh at my expense now.

Date: 2014-01-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelle-n-gilla.livejournal.com
Your nerd badge is so cool! :-)

As the woman with the broom she might have expected that and have an answer ready. Like - it's going for repairs so I don't have to take the plane next time. Or - I'm training it on heights. Or something other smartass like that :)
Edited Date: 2014-01-02 08:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-01-02 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonfly-lady.livejournal.com
Be careful please. :-)

Date: 2014-01-03 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alicephilippa.livejournal.com
*bzzz* *whum* *whum*

A perfect nerd badge.

I once travelled home by train from a holiday in 1st class with the silencer off a Yamaha R6 motorbike as part of my luggage.

Date: 2014-01-03 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fbhjr.livejournal.com
Because witches on brooms don't get flight clearance?

Date: 2014-01-03 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] promised.livejournal.com
LOL I would have been wondering the same thing.

I would gladly travel with my lightsaber. :)

Date: 2014-01-03 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashmedai.livejournal.com
LOL! Love it. :D

Date: 2014-01-04 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
hahaha!!!! I bet everybody would've wanted to ask her that!! LOL**

Date: 2014-01-05 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessblush.livejournal.com
Oh man, that made me laugh so hard ... why on earth would she be carrying a broom?

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