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08:28 am: Dream continued
to London before catching an early flight home in time for work on Monday morning. So when he asked the inevitable question, I could say "I flew round the world. How about you?" But I never did it, because GBP2000 was too much to pay for a one-liner, especially as I couldn't be absolutely sure of getting the feed line. Exercise for the reader: Can I leave an office in WLG at 5pm on Friday, fly round the world and be back by 8.30am on Monday?

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Date:August 31st, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)

Exercise Answer

No you can not leave an office in WLG at 5pm on Friday, fly round the world and be back by 8.30am on Monday because of any combination of the following reasons:

1. Security at all the airports takes too long.
2. You have far too much to do on any one weekend to waste it flying all the way around the world, for nothing more than a one-liner.
3. The cost is still prohibitive unless someone has more money than sense, but then they'd probably have bought their own jet plane by now, so time wouldn't be an issue.
4. You would get stuck in 3 hour traffic queues just trying to get to the airport.
5. Baggage handlers/Air Traffic Controllers/Cabin Crew are on strike action and flights are delayed.
6. There is the wrong kind of snow on the runway preventing planes from taking off.

Of course, if anyone comes up with a more correct alternative answer and you consider taking this flight make sure you wear your in flight stockings to prevent DVT but just putting them on would delay you leaving the office in time to catch the first flight!

I think this is enough of a silly mail - apologies to all persons spending time reading this when you could have been doing something more useful with your time - for those readers who really want to fly around the world in one weekend, wait until December 24th and ask Santa for a ride on his sleigh. (At least Santa can cope with the wrong kind of snow and can bribe the reindeers with performace related feed supplies to prevent industrial unrest. As for the stockings well Santa fills them effortlessly year after year. The cost could still be a little bit prohibitive with the commercial aspect of Santa taking over from the real meaning of Christmas year on year).

PS. I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight. I'm sure I'll sleep much better once I know the real answer to the above exercise.

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride all the way around the world.

Good Night Everyone!
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