June 12, 2007


This story (via Matt Sanchez) tickled me. Apparently a retired policeman and a retired Marine subdued a crazy man on a plane. I love that the old guys stepped to the plate. But I really, really loved what the policeman's wife said:

Hayden's wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from "The Richest Man in Babylon," the book she was reading.

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."

I love that. "I knew how that situation would end." What utter confidence in her husband. I think that is so cool.

Posted by Sarah at June 12, 2007 08:30 AM | TrackBack

I know, I enjoyed that too.

I actually thought of you and AWTM when I read it. It's something I can hear both of you saying.....

Posted by: Tammi at June 12, 2007 12:25 PM

I like the "it is imcumbent upon us to make the country worth defending." Who said that?

Posted by: Matt Sanchez at June 12, 2007 01:25 PM

Absolutely brilliant.

I'd like to say I'd do the same thing but I'd probably be nagging my husband to take the dude down a little more quietly so I could focus on the ending.

Posted by: Non-Essential Equipment at June 16, 2007 04:04 PM