Apr 28Liked by Callum Booth

In the late nineties I was on a flight from Minneapolis to Duluth and was seated in the rear of an old MD80 with one ear about a metre from the jet engine. The sound was exceedingly painful. I turned to the flight attendant and politely asked if they could provide me with a set of ear plugs. Without a word, he opened the adjacent door to the lavatory, reached in and tore off a few sheets of toilet paper and handed it to me, saying, "here, try this". Coming from Australia, I related perfectly to the instantaneous and unashamed practical solution to a problem. Felt your pain and remember it like it was yesterday.

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