I like to watch people when I’m traveling. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain character ideas.
I struck gold on my flight home from the ACFW conference this past Sunday.
When the plane stopped, a six foot, broad-shouldered guy sitting in the seat in front of me jumped into the narrow aisle and began tugging his carry-on luggage out of the overhead compartment.
At the same time, the woman across the aisle from him rose to retrieve her bag.
The next thing we know she’s gasping for air!
The man’s shoulder has her face pinned to the overhead compartment. I’m talking her cheek smushed against the plastic, her body shoved halfway underneath.
And he doesn’t realize it!
Neither does her husband who is still in his seat texting on his cell phone!!
My seatmate laughed so hard she cried. (After the woman was unpinned, of course. Then we were wishing we’d gotten it on video!)
This is definitely proof that broad-shouldered men do not necessarily a hero make. 😀
Your Turn: Have you witnessed an unbelievably bizarre or comedic moment?