Remember the violent vegetarian? The tray-tossing moron who decided she was infinitely more special than her "special" meal on a Continental flight back in March? I did, especially when sitting next to me on this Houston-bound flight was my friend Jackie...a vegetarian. I landed prime front row seats for both of us due to my status, so we would both be served an actual snack on this short flight.
It's always a score when I'm served the good cold plate, the one with the little brie wheel and the peppery sopressata. I look over at Jackie, wondering if she was going to pull some Incredible Hulk move and catapult her turkey slice at the flight deck. Instead, we made a peaceful schoolyard trade: my brie and tomato for her charcuterie. She even let me keep my mini gherkins.
This short-haul snack tray also included the standard fruit bowl, a ranch salad dressing, and that ever-empty soup bowl stuffed with crackers and Milano cookies. I'm not sure what the angry vegetarian was served on her flight, but this snack platter is way too tasty to throw at someone!