A friend asked me if I had received a lei when I got off the plane in Hawaii. I told him neither I nor anyone else received one. He was shocked and more than mildly disappointed. I informed him that these things don’t happen in real life, and that he has been unfairly influenced by the classic television show Fantasy Island, which is understandable because Ricardo Montalban was such a sharp dressed man.
So, the moral of this story is that you shouldn’t go to Hawaii expecting to get lei’d.