little surprise on a Thanksgiving day flight

After the Spirit MD-80 landed and parked at the gate, I stopped by the cockpit to say Hi. I commented them, 'nice landing guys.' I told them that I was a student pilot. Right when I said that, the captain pushed his seat all the way back, and stepped out. I thought for a second he was going to kill me, but then, he says, 'get in there!' It was soooo cool!!!! He let me push the throttle handles all the way forward, which prompted some female-aural warning "SLATS!"
The MD80 was great! Doug, someone envies you...

The first officer and captain provided encouraging words to pursue a career as an airline pilot. It was great.
Thanks. But if you ever see Tony, run run run!