Shevek (shevek) wrote,

As I reached up to put my bag on the shelf, I had to explain apologetically to the passenger next to me, "It's OK - I have long arms."

He replied, "I wish I had. I am cursed with arms shorter than normal."

"But you have long legs," I offer. He is Dutch and runs to height.

"No, it is an illusion," he protests.

I suggest, "So you can win the mile, but I can eat in boarding houses."

A large, and thankfully good mannered American takes the seat between us, and we pass the rest of the journey in silence.
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