"By the end of the year, United Airlines plans to be the first airline to offer two-way e-mail capability aboard all its domestic flights."
- Associated Press, June 17.
HUBBY545: Hey, I'm at the airport. Actually, I'm on the plane. They got e-mail.
WIFEY544: Cool. We can talk the whole flight.
HUBBY545: Yeah, it will be great.
WIFEY544: So, who's sitting next to you?
HUBBY545: Some guy trying to cram his golf clubs in the overhead bin. Now he's trying to stuff a crate of Florida oranges up there. The flight attendant is telling him there's no room. It's pretty funny, actually.
WIFEY544: Did you take care of that thing I asked you to?
HUBBY545: The flight attendant told me I can't prop my feet on the guy's orange crate. I'll have to sit cross-legged.
WIFEY544: You're a good sport, dear.
HUBBY545: Thanks, honey.
WIFEY544: Did you, by chance, pay the mortgage before you left?
HUBBY 545: No, I forgot.
WIFEY544: I mean, it was kind of an important thing to remember, don't you think?
HUBBY545. I just forgot.
WIFEY544: (No response.)
HUBBY545: So ... .the pilot sounds fairly optimistic that we are No. 6 for take-off.
WIFEY544: That's fascinating.
HUBBY545: Hey look - they still sell nose-hair trimmers in the in-flight magazine. Be honest, do I need one?
WIFEY544: Very much so.
HUBBY545: So ... it looks like we're finally going to take off. But I probably will be late coming in.
WIFEY544: No hurry. We have e-mail.