Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I like to travel - it gives you time to observe people. On Monday, I was flying through Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen but our flight was cancelled, leaving us 2 extra hours sitting about. KLM kindly gave us a €10 to spend on food (Ryanair they are not!) While sitting in the restaurant, I observed one interesting man. He arrived at a table with two chairs carrying 2 plates, each with a large slice of pizza and a salad, a full bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses and 2 water glasses. He poured out 2 glasses of wine, and 2 of water. He set his pizza in front of him, and the other pizza in front of the other seat, obviously awaiting a wife or colleague. He started to eat, he finished his meal and half the wine. She's taking her time, I thought to myself. Then, to my surprise, he furtively looked around, swapped his plate and glasses for the full ones and proceeded to eat the other meal and drink the other half of the bottle of wine! Hahahaha: people, there's nowt as queer as... you've got to laugh!