Thursday, May 12, 2016
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But even in the short time I've stopped business travel, the industry sounds like it's taken a nose dive faster than Malaysian flight 370.......allegedly.
TSA is worse than ever, making even the pre-check lines a nightmare. So, that part, I don't miss at all.
I've told you stories of my travels.....mostly the bad or odd. Maybe there is no good....just "less bad". But you could argue that they're interesting. At least in the hands of the right person.
So this woman, Eva Liparova, "wrote" a book about stories from the sky. Or co-wrote, as she says.
Wrote is in quotes, because, while probably her idea (I gotta leave myself an out), fellow passengers crafted the tales......while they are in-flight.
She collected them. And published them.....in blog form, but now also in a book (again, someone else went from blog to book.....just not me!).
Strangers on a Plane.
It was random, and yet it's not. Ms. Liparova has instructions: read the last story. answer the question posed in the last story. write your own question. sign with row and seat number. pass the book on to the next passenger.
I think the idea is brilliant. At least as one not traveling.
In reality, I would like to think I would have participated (I'm 97.14% sure), but part of me thinks I would have just passed it along and to not bother me. For g-d's sake, I rarely said hello to any of my seat mates....ever. Maybe an 'excuse me' so I get out and take a dump at 32,000 feet.
If you read through - and I think you should - most of the writings are short and concise. I probably would have gone on a while. I would have over thought my question. I also would have read more than the previous entry. But I'm guessing many people did that.
If I were Eva, I'd be more worried I wouldn't get the book back.