Seated Next To A Celebrity Golf Pro

September 29, 2009

in Passenger Stories

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!”


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hugh September 30, 2009 at 12:22 am

Ok….a funny and neat little anecdote, but where was the flight from hell?


Trixi September 30, 2009 at 7:03 am

Demotage is addicted to posting stories at this site; hellish or not.


theblackdog September 30, 2009 at 11:29 am

Her reaction sounds like the punchline to a joke.


ps October 1, 2009 at 3:00 am

For her it must have been a flite from hell. Pretty funny.


saw October 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Oh my God… what a horrible experience! Oh the humanity of it all! I'd have taken a putter and just pounded my own brains out if that were me sitting up there in first class…

Dumb broad should have put on a headset and kept her mouth shut.


Demotage October 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm

"dumb broad" is now a professor at CalTech.



saw October 2, 2009 at 2:09 am


Well… I've met some pretty dumb professors

And leave it to the nerdy professor-types to complain and whine about the teensy tiniest things



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