So, I am sitting in Midway waiting to meet my connection to Dulles and the Southwest Lady chirps up, "Will Mr. McNabb please come to the customer service desk?"
I'm sitting there thinking this would be crazy if..."would Donovan McNabb please come to the customer service desk."
Now, I kind of came to attention and looked over towards the boarding area and sure enough, there's Donovan McNabb. He was rocking workout gear, a sported out pair of Buds by Dr. Dre, nike high tops and a real low key watch that was insanely nice.
You could tell he was a little pissed that the SW lady blew up his spot but to my surprise only myself and about 10-15 people perked up and looked his direction. A couple of the people went over and gave him a pound said they were glad he was in town and a couple of cute girls got the nerve to come talk to him for a few. I didnt want to look like a creeper so I held back a little. When he came by I just kinda said "beat them cowboys" like a rahtard and sat back down.
He boarded early in A group and I was Early B group. Got the last isle seat caddy corner to his window seat. He was sitting at the side entrance seat so he could stretch his legs out. He put on his headphones and turned off the light and was done for the whole flight.
On the way back I rode the new trains at dulles back to baggage claim standing literally five feet from the guy. He was cool as ****, just kinda hung back and was polite to people who come up to him. Everyone was real respectful so it wasn't like a mob scene or anything. I was surprised at how much people respected his space. Even on the plane, I figured a captive audience, some fanboy might talk his head off. Nothing like that happened.
My buddy (also a huge skins fan) was meeting me. I texted him at midway and told him to be ready to see him up there. As Donovan and I (it's weird to type that) were coming up to baggage claim, my pal walks towards me and just stops for a quick second and gave him a pound and said what's up.
He said the exact encounter went like this....
Friend: Are you the man?
Donovan: What man?
Friend: The man who is gonna bring us a ring?
Donovan: No doubt...
then he bumped fists with him and went and picked up his bags and that was it. I'm still high from the whole experience.
Also, he looked put together. Dude's thick.
Crazy experience, sorry for the the length. Thought you guys would enjoy hearing about it. Our new QB seems to be the anti-Roethlisberger, which I enjoy immensely. HTTR!