94. A Trip to Egypt

Roy wanted to visit Egypt two years ago. while he was checking out different tour packages, airplane crashed into the Atlantic. The plane was Egypt Air flight from New York to Cairo. had no sooner gotten airborne than it dove down into the ocean, killing all on board. was a great deal of investigation into the , but the final conclusion, made after recovering the box, was that the copilot had decided to his life, along with all the passengers and .

Pat told Roy to forget about flying to . As his wife of 50 years, she wouldn’t it. If he wanted to see the pyramids, said, he could rent a video or google pyramids online. Two years went by, and no crashes occurred. One day Roy told Pat that was going to Egypt, with or without her . He asked her if she wanted to go him. She said no, thank you—she didn’t have death wish “like someone I know.”

Roy said the plane crashed two years ago—she worried too . He said he was also making a side to Israel. Pat said, “Go ahead. I’ll call funeral parlor so they know you’ll be dropping .” Roy laughed. He said there was a greater of dying in a car accident in their neighborhood than of being killed by terrorists in or Israel.

“Yes,” Pat said, “but we have drive around our neighborhood to do our errands. don’t have to go to Egypt and Israel. You’re just tempting fate.”