Since I don't have much in the way of a post in my head, I thought I'd share with you a [true] story of something that happened to me a few years ago.
I'll begin by telling you that my family still mocks me for this story.
If you don't know by reading, I went to college in Beloit, Wisconsin. By the time I matriculated, Rob had finished OSUT and Airborne School, and had been stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska. While it was far away, we were still able to see each other relatively easily since O'Hare was so close. I usually got direct flights from O'Hare to Anchorage, but on one occasion I had to make a stop. Keep in mind that returning to Wisconsin after spending a week or so with my then-boyfriend was absolutely unbearable. One time I cried the entire 6-hour flight.
We landed at this airport (can't remember where it was now) at maybe 5:00am or so. I found the one cafe that was open, bought myself a bagel and an orange juice, and sat down. I looked around to see a very drunk woman being helped by a very pregnant woman. The VPW bought the VDW a sandwich and a drink and wished her the best of luck, which I feel would've been weird enough to warrant its own story altogether.
Suddenly the Very Drunk Woman, who was maybe 30, sits down at my table across from me and kind of eyes me a bit. Then she proceeds to tell me that she bought far too much to drink on the plane, and asks me if I could feed her the sandwich.
And you guys, I totally did it. I held up a sandwich to to a grown-ass woman's face because she was apparently too annihilated to hold it herself.
I also let her drink some of my orange juice (gross, Caitlin), talked to her about her failing marriage, and tried to find a place where she could smoke outside without leaving security. I also helped her get to her gate.
I can't really defend my ludicrous behavior except to say that I am terrible at confrontation or telling people no. I tell my sisters that having never been in a similar situation, they can't really judge me, but that's not altogether true.
What's the strangest thing that has happened to you in an airport?