Thought Repository

Matched Chatting Class

I thought this a good time to talk about some of my more peculiar ideas. One great thing about Thanksgiving flights is that I can almost always count on some other college students to chat with. And chatting brought up some interesting subjects I wanted to mention. I have been telling many people lately about my restaurant ideas. I really just wanted to include that link again. I really do think at least 1 of those is a good idea and would love to see someone do it. I like having neat little quirky ideas like that.

But the real idea I wanted to metion that this flight started making me think would really be great is a "matching class" on airplanes. I mentioned it before but I've been thinking about it more. I like chatting people people on planes. I don't know why, but while traveling is my favorite time to meet new people. I often see people in the waiting area that I'd hope would be seated next to me to talk to, but usually I just get some old lady and so I read a book. What if there were a service for people like me that put all the talkers in a section of the plane for those looking to meet others and then did seating assignments based on mutual interest like most dating and other personality matching services. They're always offering upgrades to first class and I don't really care, but I'd pay real money to sit in matching class...

...Especially if I could get matched with that cute girl on my flight who was staring at me. I saw her in the waiting area and said nothing. She sat down on the plane in the row in front of me. Yeah, I kept looking at her, but she kept turning around too. I don't know what I was waiting for to start a conversation with her. Maybe for everyone else to settle onto the flight. Well, my misfortune I started chatting with the guy next to me instead, a CMU freshman, and that just didn't stop so I didn't ever get even her name. I got to stop doing stuff like that to myself. Why do I only meet cute girls whose numbers I'd like in airports, and why do I always manage to get distracted from getting them (like last time my when my dad called interrupting the conversation and she walked away)?


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You talk to people on a 1-hr flight?

[info]glex50 — 11/26/2005 11:28 am

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I was already planning on an entry about my single serving friends, specifically on this break. I'll do it at home when I unload camera pics. consider this a teaser.

[info]bluekirby — 11/27/2005 12:25 am

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So you could have said, "Using your upgrade miles today?" and she would have said, "Yeah." And that would have been it.

[info]glex50 — 11/28/2005 04:36 pm

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Actually, I take that back. That _could_ be the start to a nice conversation....damn, how come I never end up next to cute 20-something consultants on my trips? 12 hours of free booze could make for some nice chatting.

The last time I had anyone sitting next to me who was good for any conversation was HKG-SFO, and she was a snobby old lady who, between whining to the flight attendants about the flight being delayed, asked me if the pilot's accent was Australian (it was very distinctly UK).

[info]glex50 — 11/28/2005 04:40 pm

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First of all, it was Taichung, and second, I guess you're going to start spreading the rumors now?

It's already spread pretty far around work, from what I can tell, and nobody's made any mention of it to me directly.

[info]glex50 — 11/28/2005 04:46 pm

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Thanks to [info]matthewljacobs for pointing out that this now exists.

[info]sparkyb — 1/31/2006 01:07 pm

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[info]harryh — 3/01/2006 04:06 pm