The man sitting next to me on the plane threw apple juice into his wine. A good wine. I could have cried.
Then he rubbed a strong menthol ointment on his eyelids. Tears were imminent.
We were seated together in the emergency exit and as the stewardess was showing us how to help other people in an emergency, the smell from the Vicks Vapour Rub stuff began to burn MY eyes. That shit was strong and I am certain that the manufacturers did not intend that it be used in that way.
Next thing, I am being upgraded to a lovely seat in the front of business class.
That’s when the “tears” really started to gush! My “fear” was apparently palpable and they were glad I was “feeling better” by the time we landed. I accepted their apology.
I waved Mr AJBE (Apple Juice Burny Eyes) well. He had no idea just how grateful I was to have met him.
And, just like that I learnt another important LIFE LESSON:
THINGS TURN OUT BEST FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE BEST OF THE WAY THINGS TURN OUT.
Aluta continua, as they say. I urge you to look for those magical opportunities to carpe those damn diems too!
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