13 February 2017

Funny incident at the boarding gate

We were all getting ready to board the United Airways flight from Denver to Chicago. Frequent flyers already know this – but UA has one of the better methods for boarding people – separate queues for separate zones. Avoids the massive confusion that results when boarding starts on a Delta or American flight.

Suddenly the elderly lady at the boarding gate came on the Public Address system and announced: “I have a book that somebody left at the counter. If it is yours, please come over and collect it. It is titled…”, she peered over her nose thru her reading glasses and announced “The Seamy Side of Denver”.

We were all smiling and grinning as she leafed thru a few pages. And then came back onto the PA system and further announced “…and when you come here to pick it up, we need to talk”. Then she looked at the crowd over her reading glasses.

All we could hear were peals of laughter all around us!!! Needless to say, nobody stepped forward!!!

Posted February 13, 2017 by Rajib Roy in category "Travelogs


  1. By Subramanian Ramkishore on

    Reminds me of a time when the cabin attendant of a seasonal charter to Goa (for which Indian Airlines was the ground handler) found a sex toy in one of the seat pockets. Since those are not exactly ubiquitous in this part of the world, there was a security to-do. The departure was delayed by a couple of hours till the ummm….threat assessment was completed. Back in 1992, this was.

    1. By Rajib Roy on

      Sudeep, I have not forgotten you! I have you on my list. I landed on Sunday night and left on Monday morning after giving my speech at the ILMF conference…


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