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Galley Gossip: Celebrity passenger claimed to have special powers
It's not often I get to start a Galley Gossip post with that name! But that's the name several readers mentioned after I asked if they could guess which celebrity passenger offered to assist an unconscious woman with his "special powers" on the airplane. Honest to God, I wouldn't joke about something as serious as this!
It's interesting to note that Gary Busey, Depak Chopra, Uri Geller, and the Director General of the FBI were also mentioned as celebrities possibly possessing a very unique power. Tom Cruise, however, won the poll by a landslide with twenty-three votes. I wonder if Mr. Cruise is even aware that so many people believe him to be to powerful?!
"Tom Cruise has one power, jumping on Oprah's couch!" said a reader named Jeff after I posed the question.
Another reader named Neil said, "It's true. Tom Cruise had special powers over my wife at one time. She's outgrown him though."
Now that I'm thinking about it perhaps Tom Cruise does have - or had - special powers! Then again maybe I just have a lot in common with Neil's wife! Whatever the case, I do know that the celebrity passenger in question was not Tom Cruise, or any one of the other people mentioned above. Unfortunately I am unable to name the passenger (I'd like to keep my job), but I will tell you exactly what happened. Just remember this is Galley Gossip, first class 767 galley gossip to be precise. That said I'm fairly certain the source is a reliable one.
THE STORY ...
Did the unnamed celebrity really have special powers? Maybe. Maybe not. According to the flight attendant involved in the situation it was hard to tell if the unconscious passenger came to because the celebrity had touched her with his special power or because her husband had become so overly excited by such a hugely famous person trying helping his wife that he kept knocking her in the arm while exclaiming the celebrities name over and over again. Then again it could have been a combination of both. So don't underestimate a star's power!
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