I’m always amused by people who have loud phone conversations on planes or in airline lounges, especially when they’re regarding (supposedly) highly confidential matters. I’ve overheard a countless number of executives at major companies have conversations at airports that were clearly intended to be private. And these are conversations that could have big implications if they got out.
I had to chuckle at a conversation I overheard yesterday while boarding my American flight out of Tampa, though.
I was sitting in the third row of first class, and there was a lady boarding who was walking past me. She hovered over my seat for maybe 10 seconds due to congestion in the aisle, and during that time she was leaving someone a voicemail, which went something like this:
“Hi [who she was calling], this is [her first name] from [airline] and I’m headed back to [the city we were flying to] and wanted to touch base. I was just in Tampa finalizing our service, and wanted to touch base regarding that.”
I couldn’t help myself, so I Googled her first name, airline, and city we were flying to, and not surprisingly, her name came up.
Well, folks, it looks like another airline will soon be launching service to Tampa. I don’t want to get her in trouble, and I don’t know any of the actual details, though I don’t think it’s too tough to guess which airline could launch service to Tampa next.
A good reminder to keep those private conversations private! 😉