A List of Actual Conversational Gambits Received From Total Strangers
Seated Next to Me on an Airplane
by Doodlebug at incrementaldegrees (rejected by mcsweeney’s)

"So that's when I decided to have the affair."

"You mean, you've never tried it? I always take Valium when I fly."

"Actually, Opus Dei is nothing like Dan Brown says it is."

"A wedding. My wife's cousin's daughter. My wife, she is already there."

"You're not in college? You /look/ like you're in college."

"Here, have a mint. Really."