An excerpt from "The Crowd, the Critic and the Muse" (Appendix 2):
A typical conversation I might have on an airplane:
Stranger (upon seeing the guitar on my back): Hey, are you gonna play us something?
Michael: Ha ha! Maybe, we’ll see! (Note to jokesters: anybody who regularly carries a guitar onto a plane is tired of this joke.)
Stranger: You know, I’m not sure that guitar is going to fit in the overhead . . .
Michael (trying to stay nice): Yeah, it does actually.