Total Humiliation

December 5, 2007

in Airport Stories

A few years ago, I was flying as an unaccompanied minor. To ensure that the flight attendants know that you’re unaccompanied, the usual song-and-dance was that they would give you a red and white 3″ badge to pin on your shirt, and they would write on it with a black magic marker. This time, however, the gate agent was out of badges. After a few phone calls, she decided to improvise, and tied…wait for it…a paper plate around my neck with a piece of string. She then wrote my information on the paper plate in giant letters with a magic marker. I protested about my new fashion statement, but wouldn’t hear it. Total, instantaneous humiliation for a 14-year old.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott July 18, 2008 at 11:02 am

probably the best story on here.


i'm sorry


Diane December 5, 2008 at 6:58 am

That is freaking hilarious! I am sitting at my desk laughing out loud….thanks for posting!


Jen April 2, 2009 at 11:26 am


LOL! I'm tearing up…so…freakin……FUNNY!


jag April 2, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Don't tell me that going to be your excuse when your on top of the UTexas Tower shooting people with your rifle.


mercutio April 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm

You know I don't know why they bothered wasting a perfectly good paper plate. They could have just used that magic marker on your forehead.


kevin April 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

Too funny! Its nice to see someone can get their point across in one short paragraph.


Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 7:01 am

Happiest moment in my life is when I turned 13 and didn't have to wear the dang badge (fly unaccompanied minor style).


r.d. April 4, 2009 at 5:37 am

The best story I have read tonight!!!



Sarah April 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Hilarious! Loved it! But I'm so sorry you had to go through that.. Never mind though, your little experience entertained a whole lot of readers! Think of it as one of those of those stories you can tell to make everyone around you laugh til they cry.


mags June 23, 2009 at 12:02 am

Poor kid but highly entertaining!


Isolda August 6, 2009 at 8:12 am

That is too funny! My 14 yo daughter balked at wearing the stupid badge, (but did it anyway since that was the cost of flying alone), but I'll have to tell her it could be a lot worse. Hope you got a photo of yourself for your facebook page!


Tony June 12, 2010 at 6:05 am

best story on here. ha ha.


paul November 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

wow; that is funny as hell. I bet even JB liked this one.


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