D and I take at least one trip per year that requires taking an airplane. Interestingly enough, I had never flown until D was 3 weeks old so it was a new experience for both of us. I think he handled it better than I did.
When D was about 2 years old we took a flight home to see my family. The last plane was a 4 hour flight and we were ready to get off the plane as fast as possible.
For anyone who doesn't fly, as soon as the seat belt sign turns off there is a mad rush to get your carry on and then you stand there like pickles in a jar. The door hasn't opened yet and the further in the plane you are the longer you will stand without moving because the people in front of of you are herding into the aisle like cows to the slaughter.
I was standing in the aisle with D on my hip (so he didn't get trampled) waiting for the line to start moving.
There was an elderly gentleman in front of me that was facing toward us instead of away from us.
D looked at him and started to reach for him and said "Bullshit!"
People looked at us and some started to smile a bit.
D reached for the man again and said "Bullshit!"
My face flamed red and I kept pushing D's hands down but he kept reaching for the elderly gentleman saying "Bullshit" over and over again.
People were laughing out loud but I was so embarrassed.
I never swore in front of D and I had no idea where he would have heard this.
I mumbled something along those lines but people looked at me with a "yeah right" face.
I really looked at the elderly gentleman. Did he look like someone we knew? Not that I could tell.
"Bullshit! Bullshit! Bullshit!". D was raising his voice in excitement and was straining to reach the gentleman who looked at me like I was a very poor mother.
Finally I noticed that he had a pair of wings pinned to his sweater vest. The kind that they give kids who used to visit the cockpit of the plane (this was before 9/11).
The light bulb finally went off in my head. D wasn't saying "Bullshit". He was looking at the pin which he thought was a button and was saying "Push it".
Triumphantly I explained my discovery to the rest of the herd of passengers right before the line started moving. I don't know if they bought it or not.
I was so embarrassed over the entire debacle that as soon as I disembarked I quickly lost myself in the crowd.