Quick! It’s an emergency! You just got an urgent call about a family emergency and had to rush to the airport with barely time to grab your wallet and your passport. But now, you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to read. What do you do??
And, no, you did NOT have time to grab your bookbag, or the book next to your bed. You were . . . grocery shopping when you got the call and have nothing with you but your wallet and your passport (which you fortuitously brought with you in case they asked for ID in the ethnic food aisle). This is hypothetical, remember….
This is easy. I march myself into the newstand and buy something, ANYTHING, to read while waiting and while flying. I know there probably isn't anything I want to read or would choose normally, but this is an EMERGENCY, after all. So I would read the latest best-seller, or the latest issue of O Magazine, or just anything.
That's how it is around here. Anything is better than nothing.