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    Wednesday
    Aug292012

    HOW TO BE MIDDLE-CLASS ON A PLANE: DEALING WITH IPOTWAHs (Ill People On The Way Home)

    Invariably someone on the plane will be ill, having indulged in too much of the local food and/or alcohol. Seasoned middle-class flyers will know that the situation can be dealt with by throwing out an early sympathetic smile to show solidarity and then completely ignoring them for the rest of the flight. If the health-challenged person is part of your party, however, more effort is needed. They should be given the aisle seat, as many sick bags as you can find, the sympathetic smile – and then ignored.

    More difficult to deal with are your fellow passengers, who now have to endure your companion’s constant toilet trips and the smell of sick permeating the cabin. Try to use facial expressions to express how apologetic you are. Of course any true middle classer can do this using one eyebrow. Hopefully you will be surrounded by fellow MC holiday makers who will do the right thing: throw you an early sympathetic smile and ignore you the rest of the flight.

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