"What's your name?" I asked, after a short period of uneasy silence.
"Beautiful, melodic name. Khadija. Does it mean anything?"
"It means 'Woman Who Understands Why You Have Trouble Meeting Chicks On Airplanes.'"
"You've got to admit it is amazing. Every time I meet a beautiful girl on an airplane it always turns into some kind of hideous, star-crossed relationship. Invariably, there's a tragic, unhappy ending."
"Don't get your hopes up," she said.
Copyright © 2000 by Kinky Friedman. Published by the permission of the publisher, Simon & Schuster.
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