On the way home from a business trip today a Southwest Airlines pilot put a big smile on my face. I was boarding the plane to head home and said a cheerful hello to the flight attendant standing by the door. I'm always cheerful when I'm headed home.
As I turned down the aisle I heard a male voice behind me say, "She'd rather be flying." He must have seen the I'D RATHER BE FLYING tag I have on my backpack. I turned around and saw the plane's captain standing there... grinning. I grinned back and said, "Yep." He asked, "Do you fly?" and I said, "Yeah, but much smaller planes than this one."
A woman in line behind me overheard the conversation and as I walked down the aisle I heard her ask the captain, "How did you know?" His response, "Pilots just know pilots."