The Congressman Flew Coach.


I was flying from Dallas to Tucson this past Friday.  Well what do you know, my Congressman Ron Barber was across the aisle.

I met him last March at the Tucson Festival of Books.  He asked about my titles and I sent them to him.  He only asked about me, never got a chance to asked about him.

I acknowledged him and let him do his work.  He worked through the flight.  I was impressed he was in coach.  The cynical part of me says maybe in First Class, people may have been more likely to bother him for favors?  I don’t know, I am just projecting my cynical New York upbringing on it.  (I was returning from a visit to New York).

One friend told me I missed out, by not bending his ear.  I think not.  Yes, he is my Congressman, but I didn’t want to be the one who is “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” and obviously, he had work to do.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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