Monday, October 13, 2008

Eavesdropping with Matt (Episode Thirty-One)

Dedicated to our Shipmates on United Airlines flight 836 from Chicago to La Guardia.

Man #1: I'm going to move this bag.

Man #2: Sir. No you aren't. That's my bag.

Man #1: I can't fit my bag in the overheard compartment unless I move your bag.

Man #2: Well, it's my bag and I want it to stay where it is.

Man #1 (moving the bag): I have to move it or there's not enough room for my bag.

Man #2: COME ON! DON'T move my bag.

Man #1: I have to put my bag up here.

Man #2 (voice raised): Why do you have to move my bag?

Man #1: Buddy, there isn't room to leave your bag where it was.

Man #2: Why do you have to move MY BAG?

Man #1: Listen, buddy, I don't want to have to give you a geometry lesson. Now you settle down.

He settled down. This was a good lesson in how threatening the words "geometry lesson" can sound. I guess Man #2 didn't like math.