Chapter One – Giants, Squirrels and Love in a Bathroom
Saturday came faster than Gabey ever could have imagined, and before he knew it he found himself walking through JFK, a colander full of knives in one hand, and a Captain Smilies Little Tykes Magic Kit (Ages 4 and up, not available in Canada) in the other. He felt like a bit of an ass with the crummy plastic rod that was inside, but frankly where the fuck was he supposed to get a real wand on that short of notice.
As he scanned the flight display in hopes of locating his terminal, Gabey simply could not see Flight 93/4 anywhere. Thinking quickly he flagged down a passing security guard. “Excuse me sir,” he offered politely. “Might you be able to tell me where I can find Flight 93/4?”
Looking thoroughly put off at being forced to stop and interact with someone, the guard glared at Gabey. “You think you’re funny kid?”
“Kid? I’m 47 years old. And I just want to know where my flight is.”
“Listen sport, there ain’t no Flight 93/4. Wait a minute, what do you have in that colander?”
“Umm… they’re for my asthma.”
“Oh, makes sense.” With that, the surly guard continued on his way. Continue reading