From the Business Travel Log
Part II – Don’t Eavesdrop
I dropped off my rental, boarded a bus and rode to the terminal. I printed my boarding pass and started my prep for security.
First, I removed suspenders, watch, wallet, keys, change, bills, glasses, phone and threw all in my backpack. Next, I breezed right through security check. After restoring suspenders, wallet, watch, etc., to their proper place it was time to find a coffee shop.
Now I sit at my gate, sipping my coffee and i read. Two young adults dressed in business attire sit in the two seats to my left.
“What time do we meet with the senator?”, the young lady asks her colleague.
I tell myself, Don’t eavesdrop.
“Eleven-Thirty”, her colleague responds.
I tell myself, It doesn’t matter how loud they talk. Don’t eavesdrop.
“We really need support”, the young lady continued.
I tell myself, Okay, eavesdrop.
“We need the funding”, the young man remarks.
My ears swell.
“What are you guys taking about”, says a gentleman, closer to my age, who just walked up to where we were seated. “I could hear you halfway down the concourse.”
Now I wanted to turn my head and see how blush both of their faces were. Nonetheless, I kept looking at my phone. The chatter ended.
“Good morning passengers, Flight Ninety-Four to Reagan-National D.C. is ready to start boarding…” boomed over the intercom. Disappointed, I put away my phone, grabbed my roller bag and fell in line, right behind the two chatter boxes and their older colleague. The whispering begins.