I think Sedaris’ story as a whole was a mess. He ended up sitting by a married woman, so there is no chance of him having a flirty conversation. Then she ends up thinking he’s an asshole and the two of them spend the whole plane ride going back and forth. Finally the situation culminates with a cough drop stuck to the woman’s pants. What a shitty plane ride.
Not really a joke, more of a really short story…After I read this piece I summarized it and wrote a paragraph on what I thought about it. Then I went to Otto’s sample blog and read the first line: “Don't summarize, it that would be kind of dumb.” Needless to say, I felt pretty dumb.