A man is going to make his first flight ever. At the airport he is frightened and nervous. But the check-in agent explains everything patiently and clearly. Thus, he knows he will need to pass security and how the procedure is.
At the gate he meets the check-in agent again. Now she also explains to him the bording procedure and how he can find his seat on board.
Once in his seat he hears the engines beginning to roar. A little bit frightened by the noise he grips the arms of his seat, closes his eyes, and counts slowly to one hundred.
When he opens his eyes again, he looks out of the window. “See those tiny people down there,” he says to the woman sitting next to him. “Don’t they look like ants?”
“Yes,“ she responds. “But in fact they are ants. We haven’t left the ground yet.”