I recently flew across country. When I boarded the aircraft, I asked the flight attendant whether the flight was full. She said, "It's twenty shy of full." I wondered how that compared to being shy.
If you're twenty shy, does that mean you can do more out in the world? Can you dance, rather than be a wallflower? Does it mean you can speak in public?
It depends on who you are and where you are going. Since my plane was twenty shy, I was curious how this might affect my flight.
Perhaps it did not wish to be seen; it was, after all, a night flight.
Causes Eva Schlesinger Supports
Center For Young Women's Development
Alameda County Library Foundation