An airline employee with the last name of Gay boarded a flight with a free travel voucher.
Soon after he sat down, someone else came and claimed that he had the same seat assignment, so Mr. Gay moved down do an empty seat several rows further back.
Soon after that the airplane began to fill up, as passengers from connecting flights boarded the plane.
The rule with the airline employee vouchers, is that if a paying customer needs your seat, you have to surrender it. So, when the flight became completely full and still more passengers needed to get on board, a flight attendant went to the original seat of Mr. Gay and said the the man now sitting there, “Excuse me, are you Gay?”
The man, somewhat stunned, said, “Well, yes, as a matter of fact I am!”
The flight attendent said, “I’m sorry, but I am going to have to ask you to get off the plane.”
At this point Mr. Gay, who had been watching all of this, jumped up and said, “Excuse me, you’ve made a mistake – I’m Gay!”
Then, another man jumped up and said, “Well, hell, I’m gay too! They can’t throw us all off!”
Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://www.maxpixel.net/Office-Work-Person-People-Business-Man-Executive-3995893