Scene: A drunk middle-aged man sits beside an elderly lady on a long overseas flight. She is in the window seat.
Man: I… I don’t have a problem, y’know. (tips plastic cup in her general direction)
Lady: (staring forward) Mmmhmm.
Man: My wife left me.
Lady: I’m sorry.
Man: You’re sorry. It’s my wwwife who should mbe sorry. She thinks I have n dringking problem.
Man: You don’t b’lieve me. Why don’t you open the window n jus’ jump out.
Lady: (pushes “call attendant” button)
Man: What choo do that for? I don’t have a problem!
Attendant: (smiling) How can I help you?
Lady: I wonder if I might change seats?
Attendant: I’m sorry, Ma’am, the plane is full.
Man: Shhh…she thingks I have a problem.
Lady: (looks up pleadingly at the attendant)
Attendant: Sir, would you like to come with me?
Man: (grins) Anywhere you want, darlin’. (stands, swaying and follows her toward the front of the plane)
Five minutes passes. The attendant goes by and the lady flags her down.
Lady: I just wanted to say thank you for removing that nasty man. Where did you put him after all? I thought the plane was full.
Attendant: Oh! (laughs) That was the pilot.
1. I had no idea where this was going. I actually made myself laugh at the end.
2. I have no plans to write Adult Content fiction pieces for this challenge, but it happens, and it’s sometimes beyond my control if I’m to remain authentic to my muse. I will place a warning in the title of those posts which fall under the AC category.