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    Shorties

    Shorties are various WTF! moments I have experienced over the years, mainly during my travels. The best thing about them is their shortness; you can’t possibly get bored with them, even if, like me, you have attention deficit…. sorry, what was I saying?

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    Yorkie

    I am waiting in the arrival hall at Larnaca International Airport for my wife to arrive from London. An over-dressed, over made-up Eastern European woman, in her early sixties or thereabouts, emerges through the sliding doors of the arrival hall…

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    No Cowboys, Just Indians

    A medical centre in Bahrain run largely by Indians, charge you modest fees, take your picture; a copy of your passport/ID; X-ray your chest, take blood, urine and stool samples (sorry about that); measure your weight & height, and blood…

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    Burning Ears

    There is a barbers shop in London’s Fenchurch Street that combines old-fashioned gentlemen hair dressing and modern metro man grooming. Recently, I was passing by with an hour to spare before my next meeting and seeing the shop was not…

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    How To Get a Car Upgrade

    Overheard at one of the car rental desks, Malpenza Airport, Italy: Assistant: Can you please fill in your details on this form? Middle-aged Customer: Yes Assistant: You have not filled in the place of birth sir Middle-aged Customer: It’s Haifa…

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    To Malaysia with Love

    I am posting this short missive as a contrast to three fairly long blogs I am posting in the next few days to let off some steam. Earlier this year, I had reason to travel to Malaysia and our company…

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    Cross My Heart

    A Driver picked me up from Bucharest Airport and drove me the 10-minute drive to the Pullman Hotel.  Before he set off, he crossed himself, a little reassuring to me.  Half way there, while traveling a notch below the speed…

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    Weird Selfie

    Vienna Airport: While washing my hands in the restroom, a young man pulled out the roll of dispensable paper towels from the dispensing machine, held it to his head by his left cheek, then took a selfie with the dispensable…

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    Glass Walls

    The main departure lounge of Vienna Airport is spread along a terminal with glass front overlooking airplanes parked along their various gates.  It is not possible to walk up to the glass front because it is separated from the lounge…

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    Switch Off to Take Off

    “Please turn off all electronic items including mobile phones, laptops and game centers as they may interfere with the aircraft navigation systems” There have been many studies into all of this nonsense and there is not a shred of evidence…

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