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    Jul312012

    HOW TO BE A MIDDLE-CLASS AIR TRAVELLER: IMMEDIATELY RESUMING SHOPPING AS SOON AS YOU check back in

    Once through check in at your airport of departure, the middle classes immediately start shopping again, though this time it is not for themselves; it is panic buying last minute gifts for friends, who are going on holiday next week and will all be buying last minute gifts for you too. Desperately finding something nice for the person who looked after the cat/watered your hanging baskets/checked you weren't being burgled, is a minefield, but thankfully our demographic has evolved an unspoken etiquette. Follow these rules:

    • Workmates: fudge, or the cheap local booze.
    • Close friends: fudge and/or a fridge magnet.
    • Family: a garish, cheaply made ornament that one feels obliged to have on show, a “hilarious” bottle stopper/apron/fridge magnet, local booze, and fudge.
    • The person who looked after the cat: fudge.

    Flickr: Beez Kneez

    Reader Comments (1)

    I was at Jersey airport last week looking for some local tat / produce (they do fudge as well!).

    Aside from nasty Jersey Black Butter and average plonk, Jersey is apparently famous for its pottery. Or at least you'd think so given that there is a large space given over to "the Jersey Pottery" and the stuff is surprisingly decent.

    Having entered my PIN number, I asked the girl behind the till "where on Jersey is the pottery actually made?". The reply "oh, everything is made in Lancashire - we just put the stickers on here". Gaa!

    July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid John

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