On a recent trip from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago, I stopped by a magazine stand and snapped up a New York Times and started for the checkout stand. A woman stood between me and the register, so I slowed my pace while she carefully analyzed the covers of US and People, finally settling on a different magazine with something on the cover about Prince Harry and his new live-in girlfriend.
She wore a large sun hat, a leopard print shirt and carried a cane. She peered at me from under her hat and started to shuffle sideways to make room for me to pass. I assured her that I was in no hurry. She broke into a large, unexpected smile and – in a conspiratorial whisper – she confessed that airports are her place to catch up on all the celebrity gossip.
She gave me all the dirt, and I picked up that magazine about Prince Harry, because airports do seem like a pretty good place for some juicy gossip and for a chat with a lady in leopard print. #TrueAltitude