The Tragedy Of The Plane

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a.(A woman who loves to fly is seated on an airplane next to an elderly gentleman who is flying for the first time and is shaken by fear)

“You don’t understand my situation.”
The woman smiled kindly to the gentleman next to her.
“Oh, I’m sure I do sir. There is no reason to be afraid.”
The pour soul, the woman thought sweetly. He looks so old, maybe it is not such a good idea for him to fly.
“No” the man said angrily “You cannot possibly understand.”
“Than perhaps you might inform me.”
The man turned away from her. She could hear him muttering under his breath, “People. Always thinking that an old man has outlived his problems. If only I was so lucky.”
The woman did not like being spoken to in such a manor. After all, she was only trying to help. Was that such a crime?
The plane began to roll away from the gate and the man began to shake.
“No, no, no” he sobbed, “It is going to be exactly like last time.”
The lady shot him a glance but said nothing. She was still a bit wounded.
Suddenly the man turned towards her. “If we don’t make it. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”
He stood up and yelled, “I’m so sorry! I hope that you will all forgive me”
The woman quickly put a hand on his shoulder and made him sit back down. Passengers craned their necks to see who had just spoken, when the captain came over the intercom.
“This is your captain speaking. We are third in line for take off. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy your flight.”
The gentleman cowered in his seat. The lady sighed.

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