Chutzpah Guy

November 17, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I’ve flown hundreds of thousands of miles yet the oddness and stupidity of my fellow travelers never ceases to amaze me. On a recent evening flight from Houston to Tucson I observed a man teetering on the edge of insanity.

First, when we were taxiing for take-off he rang his flight attendant call button to tell on the man next to him who was wearing noise-canceling headphones despite the instruction to put away all electronic devices. Wow. What chutzpah! Then, when we were about forty-five minutes from landing, the chutzpah-guy leaned over and LICKED headphone-guy on the shoulder! WTF!? He didn’t just lick him, he left a lugie. It shocked me so much that I turned into an insane person and blurted out to the man next to me, “Oh my god, that guy just licked that man!”

When the lights came up for landing, the lugie was there for all the world to see. It was crazy. I thought of telling headphone-man but decided to stay out of it for fear chutzpah-guy would take aim at me.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

MF February 2, 2010 at 5:50 am

Sorry is 'licked' an Americanism or do you actually mean he got his tongue out and licked him..?

Please enlighten me.


Dr. Sex Potato February 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm

That's not what "chutzpah" means.


xxx March 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

here you go potato

"In Hebrew, chutzpah is used indignantly, to describe someone who has overstepped the boundaries of accepted behavior. In traditional usage, the word expresses a strong sense of disgust, condemnation and outrage."

seriously, do you not understand how this thing called google works?


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