Booking Through Thursday

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…

Well, even if I were grocery shopping (or rather especially when I’m shopping to fight off the boredom) I have with me either a portable CD-player or casetteplayer depending on which kind of audio book I’m listening to. However, it’s perfectly possible that I’ve listened through that CD or cassette and forgotten to change it.

However, I’m a worrier. So, I’m most likely to either sit and worry or pace and worry. I can’t really imagine what sort of emergency would require me to jump to a plane and my brother not being in a hospital. (He’s the only close family member living abroad currently.) So, I couldn’t even concentrate on reading in a situation like that.

I’d probably buy some magazines for the plane ride, though. Comics or National Georaphic or History or something like that.