Maybe once a year I fly out of the New Orleans airport and have been doing so for around 5 years. The screener that checks IDs has a wonderful smile and I had remembered him from previous flights. Anyway I mentioned to Jen that I recognized him and she replied with something along the lines of “Really? How often do you fly?” I proceeded forward and handed the man my ticket and ID. He looked at me, then my ID, then back me and and the following exchange occurred:
Him: “You must travel a lot.”
Me: “Why do you say that?”
Him: “You look familiar.”
Me: “About once a year and it’s nice to see you again.”
To this he replied with that wonderful smile and I was on my way. The whole thing made me laugh for some reason and it really makes me appreciate small airports and friendly people.