Sometimes life gives you a nice present, like a person in the news who would make a great character. The one I noticed in the news today is a female flight attendant on Virgin Atlantic. The plane was going from London to Las Vegas when it encountered heavy turbulence. Her response was to shout at the top of her voice, "We're going to crash!"
Needless to say, this caused considerable concern among the 451 passengers. Fortunately the plane landed safely.
I don't know about you, but to me she sounds like a great comic character for a novel or short story. One for the notebook, for future employment (just like the real person, who probably will be looking for a new job soon...).