20 December 2022

I had to laugh aloud

Airports are a veritable mix of emotions. If you go to the west end of Atlanta airport, you are going to see a lot of emotional good byes, last hugs and tears. If you go to the south side, you can actually feel the anticipation of the crowd waiting for their loved ones to show up. And the excitement, hugs and tears – happy tears – when they actually unite with them.

I was at the airport this evening to pick up Nikita coming from Washington DC. As I was pacing up and down, I saw this young kid with another lady and an even littler kid also waiting there. The kid had a sign in his hand. I was walking past him and had in fact, gone a good couple of yards past him when I had to do a double take.

“Wait! Is that what I saw?”, I asked myself.

I paced back. Read the whole sign again and laughed out aloud.

I had to make friends with the kid.

I asked the lady “Did he do this himself?”

“Yes. We can’t wait to see the look on his mom’s face!”

I turned to the young kid and asked “Who made this?”


“Was this your idea?”

“Sort of”

“What do you mean, sort of”

“Well, I had seen something like this in a video once”

“Ah! That is very funny. I want you to know that you made me laugh very loud today!”

Unfortunately, an office call came in and I had to step towards a quiet area. When I came back, they were gone.

I would have LOVED to see the look on his pranked mom’s face.

Posted December 20, 2022 by Rajib Roy in category "Humor

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