We were stuck.
Kim, our flight attendant, had just informed us that a violent thunderstorm was rapidly rolling in.
“If we get seated quickly, we’ll be able to take off a few minutes early and miss the bad weather,” she said.
Unfortunately, one final passenger was arriving at the last possible minute, spoiling the plan. Everyone was grumbling and straining to see who it was.2
“Uh, welcome aboard!” said Kim, sounding confused. She was talking to someone, but from our vantage point, no one appeared to be there.
What was going on?
Kim turned to watch the invisible passenger trudge down the aisle. At the front of the plane, heads turned and people gasped.
“Did you see that?”
Straining to see, I leaned into the aisle to get a better ...