Today, having arrived at the airport earlier than expected, on the way home from my weekend trip, I found that my book was not going to last the combination of my airport reading time and the plane journey - possibly not even the airport time itself. Luckily, two circumstances arose to sort this out. Firstly a nice lady decided to survey me on a local tourist attraction that I'd not visited this trip - she occupied me for a few minutes and, although she asked some silly questions like "which airline are you flying" - "er, the one whose gate I'm sitting at!", they passed pleasantly. Now I have two tickets to go and see this attraction... perhaps I'll use them one day. Then, with perhaps 5 minutes of reading left to fill a 50 minute flight, a voice behind me asked if they could fit in the seat next to me... a voice addressing me by name. Neither myself nor my fellow passenger knew the other was on the flight or even away for the weekend, but we managed to provide company to the other for the flight and metro journey... nice one!
I'll have 5 minutes' reading before I go to sleep tonight.