The Kid and the Old Lady – by Bob Beardsley
a time in O'Hare, I was sitting at the gate waiting for a flight
home with Elly and Bob C. It was after the
The Kid's mind raced and I could see something dramatic was about to happen as he approached the grandmotherly looking woman --- and offered to swap seats with her! Straight up! She looked at him a little puzzled and I could see he was using the Jedi mind trick. I could almost hear him mutter under his breath "You will trade seats with young Jed. It will be good for you".
After a moment, the kindly looking Nana simply said "no." Jed was dumbfounded. For a moment I thought he was gonna throw something into the deal, but alas, he just nodded and wandered away stunned. He was defeated. Could this have been the first trade offer that Jed was turned down on that weekend?