About 15 years ago, I was taking a trip from SFO to Montreal for a big convention/conference. My flight connected in ORD. There was a female co-worker of mine who was also travelling to the same conference (in fact there were 5 or 6 co-workers on the same flight). She had managed to snag a first class upgrade on the ORD-YUL leg, and I hadn’t. So she was already sitting in her seat when I walked by on my way back to steerage. It was hard not to notice that the guy sitting next to her was Tom Watson! Not being one to fawn over celebrities, I just walked by without saying anything to or about him.
After we got off the flight in Montreal, I met my co-worker in the terminal. I asked her “soooooo….how was first class?”
“Horrible!” she said, “Every time I manage to get into first class, I end up sitting in the middle of a bunch of assholes who can’t talk about anything but golf!”