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in: tRicky; tRicky > 2016-08-15

Aug 15, 2016 11:29 PM # 
You mean you didn't take a book to read?
Aug 16, 2016 12:20 AM # 
Yeah I had a book; it's all I took on the plane after I had to check my bag in (it had my torque wrench in it after I forgot to put it in my bike box and they wouldn't let it through security). Tash didn't have a book.
Aug 16, 2016 2:58 AM # 
So Tash had nearly six hours of entertaining conversation with you, eh?
Aug 16, 2016 3:02 AM # 
She might have had eyeshades or discrete earplugs.
Aug 16, 2016 4:43 AM # 
She had neither but did still sleep for most of it. She's well practiced at sleeping.
Aug 16, 2016 5:04 AM # 
The girl in the window seat next to me watched two movies on her ipad. I watched them too. I also observed her eat very little of the airplane food, drink water and then later on devour an entire packet of jelly-snakes. I read some of the pages of tRicky's book before he realised I was reading it and then hid the book away from me.

I did this all between naps.

Yes - I can sleep any where at any time. I was trained from an early age, when mom and dad would force my sister and I to sleep the three or four hours before church - so that we would stay awake during the afternoon church sessions. Torture. They would walk into the room and if we weren't asleep there would be trouble for us!!
Aug 16, 2016 5:10 AM # 
People who choose window seats should forfeit their toilet privileges.
Aug 16, 2016 5:11 AM # 
I agree.
Aug 16, 2016 6:39 AM # 
what about the people who dont choose them and get stuck on them - and if they dont forfeit them too how do you tell the difference?
Aug 16, 2016 6:43 AM # 
Shoot them all and let customs sort them out.
Aug 16, 2016 6:53 AM # 
You mean that WA is a different country from the rest of Aust after all?
Aug 16, 2016 7:03 AM # 
Well it was a bit weird that Tash and I booked together and yet we somehow ended up on opposite sides of the aisle yet she got stuck next to some beer swilling yobbo who interrupted her for the toilet twice during the flight, not to mention once before we'd even taken off to get something out of his carry on bag!

Given the number of empty seats, I can only assume he chose that seat intentionally.
Aug 16, 2016 7:11 AM # 
He was drinking wine. Lots of wine. *grrr*
Aug 16, 2016 7:15 AM # 
Sorry, a wine swilling yobbo. Apparently it's mandatory for some people to scoff as much beer or wine as possible on the flight because it's free.
Aug 17, 2016 1:34 AM # 
Such people might need to find somewhere else to go for their holidays soon - apparently there is a proposal afoot to ban the sale of alcohol in Bali.
Aug 17, 2016 1:36 AM # 
That'd cut the Aussie tourist trade by around 95%. Everyone from my former workplace who holidayed there only ever talked about how cheap the drinks were (and/or how shitfaced they got, depending on their age).
Aug 17, 2016 4:54 AM # 
Nah, they would just travel to Thailand
Aug 17, 2016 5:18 AM # 
I don't know. There was at least one woman there who went to Bali every year for her holiday so there must have been some appeal about the place. Going somewhere else just wouldn't be the same.
Aug 17, 2016 10:10 AM # 
Might go to Bali some day after all...

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