You’re an only child flying home to spend Thanksgiving with your Dad, the first since your mom died.
"About five years ago, I became aware of the fact that I would one day see my parents go," you tell the guy sitting next to you. "And honestly, I used to pray my dad would go first."
"You're a horrible person" the stranger says.
You change your seat to tell a girl in her twenties about how you had so many questions you were hoping to ask your mom once your Dad was gone, and now you'll die with those questions unanswered.
"You should have thought to ask before she went," the girl says.
When the flight attendants bring you up to the cockpit, you tell the pilots that you don't think fathers can really have much bearing on a daughter's life.
The pilot says, "I'd like to crash this entire plane just to take you out."
By the time you touch down at O'Hare, every passenger on the plane is in agreement that you suck. Your father is waiting for you at the gate. Be a good daughter.
Happy Airplanes Day!