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Naches in Flight

Michael O’Brien, an executive at a high tech company had just finished a grueling business trip when he sat down in his airplane seat ready for a much deserved rest. But before he could close his eyes, his seatmate settled in an introduced herself. “Hi! My name is Suri Tabachnik. It’s so nice to meet you! I’m flying to New York for my grandson’s third birthday – it’s his upshern. That’s his first haircut. I’m so excited! I remember when he was just a little cutie pie and now he’s already three! It’s really hard to believe. He’s the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen! You know what? Hold on, I think I might have a picture of my little bubbaleh. Let me take a look in my purse, yes, here it is, just look at him, isn’t he adorable. Do you see his dimple on his left cheek? Oy! Simply adorable! I could just stare at his picture all day.

“Oy, and you should hear him on the phone! He is just the cutest, he says to me in the cutest voice ‘Hi Bubbie!’ It just gets me all teary eyed.”

After what seemed like two hours for poor Michael O’Brien, Suri seemed to realize that perhaps she was talking a bit too much. “You know, I feel terrible! Here I am just talking and talking without letting you get in a word edgewise!

”Tell me…what do you think about my grandson!”

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