I was able to upgrade my seat on the flight to Chicago. I was exhausted, so sitting up in 1st class would be nice, even if it was just a short
I sat down next to a nice, friendly, younger, gal. (Even better). I noticed she was wearing a Coors polo shirt, a pretty nice looking shirt too (I
wanted one). As I was fastening my seatbelt I asked her, "So, do you work for Coors?" She smiled and said she did. I asked her "Do they really let
you guys drink beer at lunch?" She replied "Well, some people do, but I don't...generally." I opined out loud, to no one in particular, "It sure
must be nice to work at a place where you can drink free beer for lunch!!" I went back to reading some boring paperwork from work.
As we took off I asked her "So, what do you do for Coors?"
She smiled, paused, and said..."I'm a physicist"
"WOW! Really??? What does a physicist do for Coors??? I too am a physicist by education. What kind of physics?" I said.
"Nuclear" she replied.
"What the heck does a nuclear physicist door for a beer brewing company???" I exclaimed.
"I work in their ceramics division...making triggers for experimental nuclear warhead development" she very casually replied.
(THUD...GULP!) "Ohhhh....ummmmm....I didn't know Coors was into DOD work!" I said, very impressed.
"Yeah" she says.
I sat for a moment thought about how stunning this friendly exchange was.
"I guess it's probably just as well you don't
drink beer at lunch!!" I said. "We're all
probably really glad you don't drink beer at
She just laughed.
It was a nice flight.
edit on 7/26/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)