A colleague of mine had an interesting experience recently. While traveling home on an airplane(1st Class) from an extended business trip he encountered a scowling, burly, at least 300-lb. biker who wore a black leather vest emblazoned Harley (no shirt). The first class passengers remarked how glad they were that they weren’t going to be sitting next to that man who was traveling Coach, because he looked quite scary.
About a half hour into the flight, a well-dressed gentleman threw open the 1st Class curtains and starting pacing up and down the aisle. He was muttering, "Gotta get off, I gotta get off this plane, I gotta get off...." The stewardess first locked the cockpit, then managed to calm him down and return him to his seat, much to the relief of the travelers.
A few minutes later, they heard a load crash and yelling. They dashed to the Coach section and observed the well-dressed gentleman standing in front of his now smashed laptop, flailing his arms about and yelling. Everyone was frozen in fear, except the biker who approached him from behind and gave him a tight bear hug and strong voice command to STOP IT. The stewardess got handcuffs, while the biker seated the gentleman in the rear of the plane. They handcuffed him to the seat, and then the biker sat next to him with his arms crossed in front of him, daring ANYONE to make a sound or move.
Upon landing, the passengers were instructed to stay in their seats. They were allowed to exit row by row in an orderly fashion once airport security came on board to handle the matter (according to my co-worker, they were equipped with a cellphone and stun guns).
Looks can be deceiving.
[This message has been edited by Jackie Olsen (edited 05-06-99).]