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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.



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Jan. 2nd, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
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 at 2014-01-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 10:12 pm (UTC)
Be careful please. :-)
Jan. 3rd, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
*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.
Jan. 3rd, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Because witches on brooms don't get flight clearance?
Jan. 3rd, 2014 01:30 am (UTC)
LOL I would have been wondering the same thing.

I would gladly travel with my lightsaber. :)
Jan. 3rd, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
LOL! Love it. :D
Jan. 4th, 2014 09:22 am (UTC)
hahaha!!!! I bet everybody would've wanted to ask her that!! LOL**
Jan. 5th, 2014 09:31 am (UTC)
Oh man, that made me laugh so hard ... why on earth would she be carrying a broom?
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