This week's Booking column was so improbable that I had to really stretch myself.
Quick! It’s an emergency! You just got an urgent call about a family emergency and had to rush to the airport with barely time to grab your wallet and your passport. But now, you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to read. What do you do??
And, no, you did NOT have time to grab your bookbag, or the book next to your bed. You were . . . grocery shopping when you got the call and have nothing with you but your wallet and your passport (which you fortuitously brought with you in case they asked for ID in the ethnic food aisle). This is hypothetical, remember….
I said I had to stretch myself because anyone that knows me knows that I ALWAYS have a book in my purse. When I go to buy a purse I take my book from my current purse and see if the paperback fits in the new purse, if it doesn't... no matter HOW beautiful the purse is, I don't buy it. Now with my eBook reader, sometimes I have 16 books in my purse :)
So in my fantasy scenario, where I did not have a book in an airport, what would I do? Head on over to the nearest magazine shop (you know the ones, they sell everything you never knew you needed on a flight) and pick up anything that could keep me from going mad. That could be a magazine of Logic puzzles, an Entertainment magazine or if lucky, maybe they have a good selection of books. I would also stock up on a healthy (or maybe unhealthy) amount of candy, chips, snacks, chocolate and gum. Then after leaving all my cash in the store I would sit back and be too freaked out about the family emergency to eat any of the 'cavities in a box' I just purchased for an insane amount of money or crack open the reading material I chose.
What would you do in a scenario like this?
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