I fly alot, yet never realized until today just how lucky I am. For I have never met Dr. Joy Reidenberg on a flight.
Dr Reidenberg dissects whales for a living. She loves her work. Which is why, unlike any sane person, she has crawled inside over 400 whale carcasses.
After a dissection she takes multiple showers and baths but still smells “like a refrigerator that has gone days without power.” She has a busy teaching schedule and can’t wait the several days needed for the stink of whale grease to evaporate from her skin. Goodness knows how I have never wound up seated beside her.
So I wish her well. And I hope she posts all her travel plans on TripIt. Whenever she’s travelling, I want to be on a different flight.