There is a scene in the movie “Defending Your Life” where the Albert Brooks’ character just lost his job and his wife asked for a divorce right before he was to take a trip to the Orient, and instead of fearing the loss of income and the loss of his family, he decides to go on the trip anyway – spending the rest of his life savings.
When he goes to the counter at the airport terminal to get his seat assignment, the airline agent says that he’s been booked in seat 27B.
He says: “So that’s as in: between “A” and “C”?”
She says: “Yes, sir. It’s a full flight and there are nothing but middle seats left.”
He: “No, no, no… Can’t you do something for me here?”
She: “Sorry, sir…” She pauses as she scans the computer screen seating chart and then announces a discovery… “There is, however one seat remaining in the First Class Cabin”.
He: “How much is it?”
He says after a short pause: “I’ll take it!”