Boarding pass in hand, the family waited to board the flight. There was one seat less, and the young teenager sat on the baggage trolley. Perhaps even if there were enough seats, she would have preferred to sit on the aluminium structure and slide around. She was getting bored. They had been up early in the morning, but the flight was delayed.
She looked around, trying to amuse herself. Near one of the check-in counters, she caught two gentlemen picking up their passes. Gosh they looked awfully familiar! Where could she have seen them? The one nearer to them was slightly shorter, with a moustache and a short beard – much like that of a goat. The other one was much taller, and…
Her eyes grew wide. She called out to her mother, “Look!” She pointed in their direction. “Look who’s here!”
The two men saw the excited girl. One smiled, and the other waved his hand slightly – perhaps they felt a little embarrassed…
She smiled ear to ear, and looked at her mother, “He waved to me! Loy waved back to me!”
Perhaps, Mr Ehsaan and Mr Loy, you are used to this sort of attention. You must have encountered fans giving you such horribly wide-eyed looks several times. You may not remember that little girl on the trolley at Chennai International Airport so many years ago, but you sure made her day!
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Even Wikipedia is a fan! Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy