As I was sitting on the plane in Chicago waiting for us to leave I noticed a man who looked somewhat familiar looking for room for his bag in the overhead compartment. He looked kind of like Barack Obama. As he hoisted his bag up into the overhead bin I noticed a tag on the bag that said "Senator Obama" which made it pretty clear. A guy ahead of me called a friend on his cellphone to tell him that he was on a plane with Barack Obama.
After we landed he had to wait a bit for his bag since he was further up in coach than the bag was. When I got up I grabbed his bag and handed it to him. I thought about trying to say something but didn't really have anything to say and didn't want to hold up the line of people trying to get off the plane. I mostly knew of him from the speech he had given at the Democratic convention that I might still have on my iPod.