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Thursday, June 7 

One Tough Broad

Please pardon the expression, but I am totally in love with this woman.

Back story, two idiots were disrupting Northwest Airlines flight 470 when the following occurred.
Shortly before landing, Bob Hayden and a flight attendant had agreed on a signal: When she waved the plastic handcuffs, he would discreetly leave his seat and restrain an unruly passenger who had frightened some of the 150 people on board a Minneapolis-to-Boston flight Saturday night with erratic behavior.

Hayden, a 65-year-old former police commander, had enlisted a gray-haired gentleman sitting next to him to assist. The man turned out to be a former US Marine.

"I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes. When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, 'Retired captain. USMC.' I said, 'You'll do,' " Hayden recalled. "So, basically, a couple of grandfathers took care of the situation."
Now for the good part. While her husband was running down the aisle and taking down the two idiots, Katie Hayden never looked up from the book she was reading.
Hayden's wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from "The Richest Man in Babylon," the book she was reading.

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."
Emphasis mine.

I love this woman. "I figured he would go step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it." That, as I said in the title, is one tough broad. There's no other way to say it.

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LOL...hilarious. I think I'm in love with the husband! :)

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