From the December 2010 magazine.

At Wit's End

It's going to be a long flight

A man is sitting in the coach section of a flight, biting his fingernails and sweating profusely. Noticing his disturbed expression, a flight attendant says, "Sir, can I get you something from the bar to calm you down?"

The man nods yes while shaking terribly. Seconds later she comes back with a drink. He downs it quickly and seems to calm down.

Ten minutes later, the flight attendant sees him biting his nails again. She brings him another drink, which he gulps down. A half hour later she returns to see him shaking uncontrollably and almost in tears.

"My goodness," the...

-- DAVE C.

Ft. Washington, Md.