Catching the Bomb in Britain

Thursday, August 10th at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

transmit.pngFrom the Aircraft Bomb Plot Thwarted in Britain article in the NY Times:

Hannah Pillinger, 24, seemed less concerned by the announcement. ”Eight hours without an iPod, that’s the most inconvenient thing,” she said, waiting at the Manchester airport.

Are you even kidding me? That’s the most inconvenient thing? (Maybe Apple should hire her as a spokeswoman.) Part of me hopes that she was simply misquoted, or that her statement was somehow taken out of a more logical context. How embarrassing; doesn’t being within the vicinity of an almost-executed mass-murder plot not put things into, say, even a little more perspective than that?

Furthermore, it wouldn’t hurt her to ditch the mp3 player for one flight and explore other forms of passing time: reading or sleeping being the most obvious, and I’m fairly sure most extended flights screen in-flight movies. The longest flight I’ve endured was under six hours, so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about—those extra two hours must be painfully unbearable without music (yes, that’s sarcasm). If I had to choose between boring, extremely tight security versus a greater probability of experiencing traumatic group death, it wouldn’t even take me a moment to decide. And you wouldn’t hear a peep of “inconvenient” out of me.

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