I can’t help but be reminded of the time I bought a seat that was in a row behind me.
It had been sitting there for ages, but was now in front of me, and I couldn’t get it out of my head to move it.
I was in no hurry to get it back, but the fact that it was in the back of my mind meant I was able to do so in an instant.
I took a seat behind the aisle.
Then I heard the door close behind me, as if someone were about to open it.
I looked over, and a man with a clipboard and a camera was walking toward me, holding a large paper bag.
“Look here,” he said, “we’re going to open the seat grabbers.”
The man with the clipboard handed me the paper bag, and we looked at each other in silence for a second.
“We’re going with the cheapest,” he added.
We looked at one another for a moment.
“What do you think?”
“It’s a bargain, right?”
“I’m not even kidding,” he told me.
The first thing I noticed was that this man was wearing a suit, and he was holding a big paper bag that looked like it contained a credit card.
But I noticed the suit, too.
I was surprised.
A suit like this is almost impossible to pull off without a suit.
And so I took the seat.
As I walked toward the aisle, I realized the bag was filled with cash, and as I moved toward it, I felt like I was on a boat.
I walked slowly to get the money out of the bag, but as I looked up, I noticed a man in a suit holding a bag.
Now, I know that the bag is a credit bag, so I knew that he wasn’t going to be able to pay.
So, I gave him a piece of paper and told him I was going to take the seat, then I left.
Later that day, I got back home and opened the seat grabbing bag to find it empty.
Why did I do that?
Why did I look at the bag and wonder if it was empty?
I don’t know.
When I looked back at the seat I had grabbed, it had a black hole in the middle.
In my mind, I was thinking of the last thing I did, when I had just been standing there for a long time, waiting for my seat to be taken.
At the end of my story, I will be sharing more about my experiences with seat grabbing, and what I learned.