Image courtesy of Pawel Drozd and Elzbieta Czerwinska-Drozd
As we boarded our plane back to Indianapolis last night, we had to wait a moment before finding seats because a flight attendant who was as big around as my wrist was wrestling an enormous carry-on into submission in an overhead bin. Impressed, I said to her, "Wow, you must have amazing guns!"
By guns, of course, I meant arms, although my choice of words probably couldn't have been poorer. My brain recognized the folly of my word choice without sending my mouth the memo, which meant I was stuck saying something incredibly stupid without being able to put the brakes on it. I was already shaking my head at myself when the flight attendant gave me a hard look and moved on.
This is one of those times when it is actually prudent to travel with a 2-year-old. One could look from my bright-eyed kid to J's and my haggard "traveling-with-a-toddler" appearance and recognize that the only threat we pose is foot-in-mouth disease.
I do think they moved the air marshall to sit behind us, though.
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