In-flight Service

On my way home from San Francisco, I sat in seat 40D.  I brought my own sandwich on board with me but the people in front of me apparently did not.  Learn from their experience, my friends: book early and sit in the front of the plane, if you have to fly in steerage:

The flight attendants come through for the “paid food service.”

Passenger in front of me: I’ll have the turkey club please.

Flight attendant rummages in cart: We don’t have any more.

Passenger consults “menu”: Could I have one of these slider sandwiches, then?

Flight attendant rummages in cart: We don’t have any more.

Passenger consults menu: Um…PB&J?

Flight attendant doesn’t even bother to rummage: We’re out of sandwiches.

Passenger, defeated, tentative: Peanuts, please?

Flight attendant, smug: Nope.

Passenger sinks down in seat: Nothing, then.

Flight attendant moves on down the aisle, smiling.