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…. – BTT
First: Ha! Second, I usually do have a book on hand in my bag. In these situations, I think I would buy a magazine or two. If not, I would buy an overpriced book from the book store. Preferably a classic, prize winner, or something from a favourite author I have yet to read. I’m more inclined to think I’ll buy the New Yorker or something though.
I do wonder, why would they check for ID in the ethnic food aisle?
They check in case the foreign food packaging has secret messages from The Enemy…