First the drama; since James is busy with Unbroken Circle, I invited one of my best friends, Jack Plotnick, to stay with me in London. When we first got our tickets, I had an aisle seat and Jack had a horrible middle seat. And it was fifteen rows behind me. When we checked in the night before, we tried to change Jack's seat to one next to mine but when we looked at the seating chart, his seat didn't appear at all. I assumed it was letting me check in because I'm a frequent flyer. At the airport, they still wouldn't let Jack move his seat. He was told to do it at the gate.
When he got to the gate he found out that that the reason he didn't have a seat to change the night before is because he didn't have a seat at all! The flight was overbooked and his seat was given away! Even though he bought a ticket and picked a seat, he was somehow ix-nayed and was now on a waitlist. At number six! He didn't have a complete breakdown like I would have. Instead, he just kept saying, dead-faced, "I'm going to have to wait in this airport for twelve hours for another flight."
They offered people round-trip tickets if they gave up their seats, and suddenly Jack wound up getting a window seat in a delicious exit row. But he hates window seats so he approached the woman next to me and asked if she'd like to trade her middle seat for a window seat. She looked at him strangely, but she promptly took the ticket and ran. And now Jack and I are sitting next to each other!
Last week, I interviewed Rob Delaney on "Seth Speaks" and loved it! He was voted "Funniest Person on Twitter" and I (and Audra McDonald) follow his tweets obsessively. Here's one of my fave tweets from him: "If your response to calls for gun control is 'Should we get rid of cars too?' the answer is, for you, yes. You should not have a gun or car."
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