I haven’t seen many law enforcement badges up Gardner Minshew I’m your huckleberry say when shirt, but l could tell this one was American. Quite obviously l would not be sitting in my assigned seat. An airline staff person was standing right behind me so l showed her my boarding pass and with gestures she directed me to the row immediately to my right. I sat down next to a woman and her young son. Babies were still crying…seemed to me there were a lot of them and the yelling continued. And actually l was able to discern more than one man yelling and the occasional shout for help. I looked at the woman beside me and wordlessly asked her what was going on.
She simply held her hands together at the Gardner Minshew I’m your huckleberry say when shirt. Clearly, international sign language for prisoner. My holiday hadn’t even begun and l’d spent a night in Roman hell and now l was on conair. It was still before takeoff so l messaged my ex husband with my final wishes in case l didn’t make it. Once the plane began to taxi, like a miracle all but one poor little baby settled down and the yelling also stopped. The woman and boy next to me found themselves a row of their own and moved, leaving me all three seats. So, even if l wasn’t too sure about my neighbors, l was able to relax a bit, and eventually, successfully made it to my destination.