Thursday, November 23, 2006

My New Favorite Airport Game

My flights normally get canceled. I consider a delay a blessing. In light of this, I've developed a delightful little game that works especially well in the airport. I call it "Spot the Youth Pastor." I'm good. I'm really good. I'm 3/3 so far.

Three flights ago there was a man sitting a row ahead of me. I had been watching him. Blond tipped hair. Black rimmed glasses. Video ipod. So I leaned over and said, "Excuse me, Sir, are you a youth pastor?"

He blinked and said, "Uh, yeah. How did you know?"

"Your Chuck Taylors."

"Oh."

It's a fun game. John plays it now, too. If you want to join in on the fun, here are a few things to look for:

Blond tipped hair
Black rimmed glasses
Ipod
Razr
Smiley
Chuck Taylors OR nondescript brown leather shoes
Jeans with the front part of the shirt tucked in and the sides and back hanging out
Brown leather belt that you can only see from the front
Double layered t-shirt with a button down shirt on top of it all

In other words, youth pastors look like they are from California.

What am I missing?