© 2015 Aaron Atkinson Ebola

Sick Sense of Humor

While standing at the gate in Dallas, the friendly white haired man chatted and joked with anyone who’d listen. He was quick with a smile and the twinkle in his eye was clearly visible.

I got on the plane before he did, and when he and his wife eventually boarded, he claimed the open seat directly in front of me.

As I rose to help them stow their luggage, I figured I’d give him a dose of his own, good natured medicine, wanting to see how he’d respond. With a smile and a wink, I said…

Me: Just to let you know, I’m scared of flying. When I get scared I get twitchy. And when I get twitchy I have a habit of kicking the seat in front of me. Apologies in advance.

Him: No problem. Just to let you know, I have ebola. Apologies in advance.

Well played, old timer. Well played.

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