BTT: Mayday!

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From 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....

This would be an annoying situation. After all, waiting without reading is a pain. I would likely have my iPod with me, that would help a lot - though with any luck, it would run out of power soon. I don't know, it might get desperate enough to get me to a airport bookstore. I'm fairly sure I'd find some paperback worth reading, some interesting enough mainstream novel I haven't read yet. Some cheap thriller or Dan Brown lookalike...

The other option would be, like Trish said, a magazine (I used to buy thick English computer magazines when travelling abroad), crosswords or sudokus. I don't usually do sudokus, but it might be just the trick for a situation like this. Crosswords depend on the availability of the right level - most crossword magazines sold in Finland are very easy and I find little joy in filling those mechanically. Then again, the hard ones tend to be too hard for me, I get maybe one or two words per puzzle. I'm a fall-between guy there.

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