This is your pilot speaking. As you can see, the weather at the
airport isn't very good, so we're going to park out here for a
while until they tell us we can taxi to the gate. I'll get back to
you as soon as the folks in the control tower tell me
Excuse me, miss, could I get off the plane, please?
No sir, I'm sorry. We can't let you off the plane out here.
Can't you just bring one of those staircases out here? I don't
It's not safe to do that, sir.
Look, I have tickets to a play tonight. They were hard to get,
and I spent a lot of money on them. If I don't get off soon, I'm
going to miss it, and I can't get a refund.
I'm sorry, sir. I was hoping to get off soon, too. Everyone
wants to get off.
How long do you think we'll be?
I have no idea, sir. The pilot just said he'll let us know.
All right. Could I have a cup of tea please?
I'm sorry, sir. We're all out of everything.
Excuse me, miss, I just heard your conversation with this
gentleman. Don't you have any idea when we can get off?
No ma'am, I don't.
I have my little dog in this basket, and he really has to
I'm sorry. I wish I could help you.
Well, I'm just going to let him out, and he'll have to go
Ma'am, I understand but ... ma'am ... ma'am, please don't do
that! Sir, I think you'd better watch your pants leg. Mary, can you
get some towels please? We have a little problem here.
Miss, do you think you could get the pilot to reconsider now
about the staircase? I'm going to need some extra time before the
play to go home and change my trousers.
I understand, sir. I asked her not to let the dog out, but you
know how pet owners can be.
Yes, I know, I'm a dog owner myself, but I don't take him on
airplanes. I really do need to get off this plane. I'm starting to
sweat, and I can feel a panic attack coming on. Can't you do
Sir, I work for this airline, and believe me I want to get off
this plane just as much as you do, maybe more.
Miss, I don't want to be rude or anything, but you don't
understand. I have to get off this plane. Couldn't you just go up
to the cockpit and tell the pilot you have this nut in the back who
has to get off?
No sir, I can't.
I'm going to have to report you, miss. What is your name?
Sally Seatbelt? That can't be your real name.
No my name was Sally Marshall before I married Stephen
Never mind. I'll just wait until we can get off.