Awkward! I'm on a Plane and Person Next to Me Wants to Talk

Awkward! I'm on a Plane and Person Next to Me Wants to Talk

We've all been there. You're on a plane. You have a long flight ahead of you with some choice reading material and hopefully a few movies to keep you occupied. And then it happens. The person in the adjoining seat starts giving you that vibe that they want to talk . . . and maybe talk and talk and talk. CNN.com found one such complaint on a site I can't wait to visit:
flightsfromhell.com. How would you respond to the following awkward situation?

"As soon as the guy beside me sat down in the aisle, I knew he was itching to strike up a conversation. I avoided eye contact like the plague, but he wasn't a master of social cues. I grabbed my book and made the mistake of turning my light on, an action that inspired him to break the ice. Immediately, he was completely facing me, leaning into my seat and asking me questions."

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