You never know what hidden treasures passengers (or in this case, a cleanup crew) will come across when rummaging through the various pamphlets behind an airplane seat.
For one airline employee, all the usual suspects in the seat pouch were in order:
safety instructions, airline magazine and a barf bag.
All the passengers on this particular flight did not leave behind any personal belongings—except for a 21-year-old named Andrea. She deliberately left behind an intimate confession.
However, instead of expelling the contents of her stomach, Andrea used a barf bag to pour her heart out by scrawling an amorous confession on it. Because nothing says romantic like a sonnet penned on a puke pouch.
Nevertheless, Redditor u/ho_riene was moved by the intimate reading material for future jet setters and shared a photo of the upchuck receptacle.
“Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year,” the airline employee wrote and wished the lovesick girl well. “Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you.”
The message, according to the snapshot, reads as follows:
“If you’re reading this, hello 🙂 My name is Andrea and I am incredibly bored right now. This flight is going from Miami to D.C. I’m 21 so I bought the ticket last night at 4 a.m. because I have a huge crush on my best friend.”
“He is flying from Boston to New Orleans and has a layover in D.C. I actually live in D.C. and was gonna go up soon anyway so I thought why not, I’ll surprise him at the airport during his layover.”
“I’m gonna tell him I have a crush on him. Bold move right?”
It’s a do-or-die moment because Andrea has post-confessional plans.
“But see I’m going to Australia for a semester abroad in 4 days and I won’t see him for 5 months so it’s really the last chance I have.”
“I don’t really know what I’m gonna say but I’m just gonna wing it. Why not. I mean I’m leaving so who cares. I dunno man wish me luck whoever you are.”
Andrea further explained why she spilled her guts out over the vomit sac for strangers to read and simultaneously endorsed a famous coffee company in the process.
“Yeah yeah I’m lame for writing this on a barf bag but I’m bored, my wifi doesn’t work, and I’m nervous as a f— so this is me venting the enormous Starbucks pumped caffeine probably isn’t helping either.”
“Anyway, hope this has made your flight a little less boring. Do me a favor and do something crazy today like I am. (Good luck whoever you are.) Love, Andrea.”
People noted her epic intentions was a rom-com finale in the making.
“Don’t worry all she needed was a group of random strangers to cheer her on and say “if you want him go get him” and then she dramatically runs to the terminal and more random people start clapping and for some odd reason credits starts to roll.” – soulwolf1
“This girl has watched a few too many romantic comedies. Hope it went well for her though.” – Shark-Farts
“In my mind, she gets to DC and realizes he’s in a different terminal/area that she can’t access because she doesn’t have a valid ticket.”
>“I think it would have made way more sense for her to go to New Orleans. If all goes well she can spend time with him there. If not, it’s a shorter trip back to Miami.” – Gmen9256
“Sighs in Hallmark: ‘Got us another plot, ladies! Somebody call Lacey Chabert.'” – byebyebyecycle
Who is Andrea? The search was on.
“Doing my bit to find Andrea, she went to the Spring 2018 Semester, her timeline aligns with one of these three options in Australia.”
- La Trobe University Melbourne to study something in Business, Health and Exercise Science & Liberal Arts
- University of Melbourne to study something in STEM, Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- University of Technology Sydney to study something in Design, Business, Engineering, Media & Information Technology
“Source: https://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/australia/viewCountryPricesAndDates. Any Alumni from that semester recall Andrea from DC? Maybe Google combination of her name, university, semester should provide a hit, guessing there won’t be many an Andrea from DC went to these three institutes as a transfer student for that semester!” – FriedMackerel
One gentleman recognized true love and gave his two cents about Andrea’s fortitude.
“Gotta give her credit for trying. Personally, if I was a 21 year old guy and my female best friend showed up unannounced during a layover at an airport & announced she had a crush on me, I’d be a pretty happy guy and I’d probably ask her to marry me.”
“And for you cynical youngsters that think age or gender causes cynicism, I’m a 60 year old guy who met my wife in 1974 and has been married to her since 1985.” – stmiba
Whatever the result, the internet cheered her on.
“Andrea, you are awesome!” – ripbum
“Carpe diem, Andrea.” – T-Bills
“Bless her, I hope it went well for her.” – billybifocals
“I sense an interesting reply to a ‘how did your parents meet” AskReddit in about 20 years time.’ – Ksumnolemai
Wherever you are, Andrea, thanks for inspiring others to chase after their dreams. We hope you’ve found your Hollywood ending.