This was posted in real time on a Facebook by a friend on a cross country trip.
Me to a very embarrassed and increasingly frustrated young Mother of a crying, teething baby in seat 22e (from seat 22d): "I've heard it helps to rub bourbon on their gums".
Mom in 22e: "me too, but I've never bought bourbon".
Me in 22d: "I'll buy it".
Mom in 22e: "how do I do it?"
Me in 22d: "Just dip your finger in and rub it on her gums, I guess."
Mom in 22e: "You do it!"
Me in 22d: "Ma'am I bought you a drink but I'm not sticking a whiskey soaked finger in your baby's mouth."
Mom in 22e: "Do you mind if I just drink it?"
Me in 22d: "Be my guest. The crying won't bother you so much. Why do you think I've been so calm?"
After the young mother and baby dozed off to sleep a gentleman across the aisle bought my friend's next drink and the flight attendent then provide the rest of his drinks on the house for the remainder of the trip.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn