Daily Archives: May 7, 2014

Noblesse Oblige and Airline Class Envy

A great many years ago my husband, daughter and I arrived very late for a flight, owing to a series of unfortunate events, and were offered two seats in first class.

My husband valiantly insisted on taking the coach seat so that my daughter and I could sit up front. When we all reunited after disembarkation in Chicago, our daughter, then too young to know better, asked my husband if he had eaten the enchilada or the salad.

“I ate,” he declared through gritted teeth, “THE PEANUTS.”

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