“Dis ict niqt guit”- I am not one hundred percent positive that is the correct spelling, but that is the first thing I heard the person sitting directly next to me say when I was on a plane on the way to Denver, Colorado. Very quickly, however, I was pleased to see this person was not trying to talk to me. The feeling quickly faded. Yes, the person was not talking to me, however, he was talking to approximately twelve other Germans in which we were surrounded.
My trip to Denver was the first time I had ever flown alone. After carefully listening to every tip my parents had for me in terms of finding my way around the airport, I vividly remember the last: “just ask the person next to you for help”. As one can presume, this method was not exactly foolproof.
With my luck, I was the only two rows behind first-class passengers. What does this mean? Everybody who would be getting off of the plane before me, who I could potentially follow, was German. When I got off of the plane, I was dumbfounded by all the commotion going on. The Denver airport branched out into multiple different directions, and I had to go to a completely different level of the airport to get to the train that would take me underground to another end of the airport.
When I got off of the train, I had enough service on my cell phone to call my aunt whom I was visiting. Again, with my luck, my phone begins to die. I quickly blurt this to my aunt and tell her where I am so that she could come find me. Just after I inform her of my location, my phone starts to chime, signifying its loss of power. Just as this happens, the German who was sitting next to me on plane, is perfectly clear English, leans over to me and says, “Would you like to borrow my phone?”
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