How do you pass the time when waiting...

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How do you pass the time when waiting...
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Sun, 09-28-2008 - 3:20pm

How do you pass the time when waiting in airports, train stations, bus stations?



  • read
  • People-watch
  • eat
  • connect to WiFi and check your email
  • nap
  • walk around because you will be sitting along while soon
  • other (because there almost always is an other)


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Registered: 09-05-2003
Sun, 09-28-2008 - 3:31pm

I voted other because it is usually some combination of the choices: always at minimum a coffee or soft drink (nearly every airport has a Starbucks kiosk these days!), sometimes read (I always have a paperback in my carry-on), often walk around (usually check out the bookshop or newsstand to see if there is anything interesting to read, and there usually isn't!). Oh, and I didn't put it in as a choice but there's always at least one visit to the ladies' room! LOL

I don't nap well in those uncomfortable chairs or benches so that's out, although often I wish I could! And I'm not really into people watching although some people are impossible NOT to watch, KWIM? And I NEVER hook up my computer, as much as I may be in withdrawal, as it usually means my battery runs way down and I HATE that!

All in all, transportation terminals of all kinds are the pits, even if you have access to the first class or preferred customer lounges!



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Sun, 09-28-2008 - 9:43pm
I *always* carry a book
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Sun, 09-28-2008 - 10:55pm
A girl after my own heart! I read more when traveling than any other time!



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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 3:04am

Thank you for the 'other' category!

I usually walk. I looooooove going to the bookshop to look at books, buy a few magazines and newspapers and the occasional gift. I look at the shops, but I rarely buy anything though if I pass by the computer shop at Changi I might as well give the guy my bank book lol. Sometimes I have something to eat, or drink a coffee - that would depend whether I had had time to eat before leaving or not.

My nephew is always astonished that I don't run towards the computer to check my email - that I only do when there is something urgent to check or if I have a very long wait. He, on the other hand, loves to play a computer game (usually soccer). It's on a very large screen and you often play against another passenger waiting for his flight.




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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 1:43pm
Mostly people watch although if I can get a good connection, I often log into iVillage.

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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 3:19pm
There is something about airport bookshops...



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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 3:19pm
You are indeed a true addict!



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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 6:58pm
I voted "other" - the first time I ever flew, I passed the time by wrangling the 3 3yos who were with me on the trip, and the last 2 times I flew, I had my Nintendo DS so I played Sudoku. :)
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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 8:34pm
Sudoku is a lot easier than 3 three-year-olds IMO! How on earth did you end up with three?



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Edited 9/29/2008 11:34 pm ET by cl-thatyank



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Tue, 09-30-2008 - 10:54pm

Since most airlines do not serve a meal, and I am a diabetic, I usually eat at least a snack.


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