"This was his first time in San Francisco," she said.

He nodded. Good dog.

"I have a 14-year-old daughter," she said.

I nodded. Good dog.

"Have you ever been to Hawaii? I love going to Hawaii," she said.

Nod nod.

Fidget fidget.

Suddenly the plane shudders. It's just a slight sway back and forth, but it's enough. I slip on my earphones and press play before the opportunity passes.

I'm on a plane going to Chicago. And I don't want to talk anymore.

How was your last flight?