This is even more fun than that "No Blood For Oil" graffiti debate in that bathroom stall in the English building!* It's "Missed Connections"** on Craigslist!
You: Astonishing young lady in "LOVE" t-shirt and "Death or Glory" sneakers. Brown eyes, and a penchant for bright minty-green colors.
Me: Tall blond guy in the row behind you, across the aisle
I noticed you at the Vegas airport, and thought you noticed me. I nearly sat by you on the plane but then got sidetracked across the aisle and a row back. I am not looking for anything interaction-wise, but I wanted you to know that you are probably the most attractive woman I have ever seen. Just perfect, really.
I noticed that you are a nervous flier. I used to be one, too, but reading the novel "Airframe" by Michael Crichton really helped me with that. You might try it.
Thanks for making the flight more pleasant.
*I used to check in every Thursday afternoon between American Lit and my creative writing workshop to see what someone had written. It must have been 2003, just before we got into the war and Tyson and I were like the only people on Earth who thought that was a bad idea, and I have to say reading that bizarre, vitriolic conversation scrawled on the bathroom stall was the most entertaining part of my week.
**Yes, I know I should have started following these after reading Ghost World. But it takes me awhile sometimes to get on the bandwagon. (It's quite a big decision.)