I can be chatty in airport gate areas if I’m bored — even more so if my plane is delayed by weather.
Last night at DFW I ended up commiserating with a fellow passenger as we waited for our flight. He was from Brooklyn, and sold..
He had gone to Dallas to deliver one to a corporate client and was headed home.
I found his job to be very entertaining. I don’t know exactly why.
I’m sure selling helicopters is not that different from selling cars or trucks or farm machinery. But it is just such a niche….and absolutely the last thing I expected him to say in the long list of possible occupations.
And I kept thinking, “Man, where was this guy when I was doing improv comedy back in Kansas City?“
‘Helicopter salesman’ would have been such a great suggestion.
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My morning walk in Central Park was something out of a Mary Higgins Clark novel.
Rory and I were taking ‘the long way’ in the direction of the Great Lawn. That’s when I noticed the two black SUVs with blacked-out windows on the walking path.
An unusual sight, but we kept going.
When we rounded the corner at the Delacorte Theater — home of Shakespeare in the Park — I saw at least 15 police cars, lights flashing, and a helicopter parked on the Great Lawn. Officers were clustered around the banks of the pond behind the outdoor amphitheater.
I felt like I had been plunged into an episode of Castle. Nathan Fillion was in town earlier this week to tape Late Show with David Letterman…but sadly, he wasn’t about.
The officers who were there weren’t giving up any information. A park security officer said they thought someone had drowned, but she was found alive. But a woman walking in the park a bit earlier in the morning said she saw them remove something from the lake.
News crews were on site, but I couldn’t score any info on their websites. So, the mystery continues.
Not bad for a morning walk, huh?
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