Thursday, February 17, 2005

Silly things to say

on the flight from Albuquerque to Dallas today I was seated next to a woman reading a copy of Salman Rushdies 'The Satanic Verses'. Having noticed this I couldn't resist saying 'you'd better hope there are no islamic terrorists on this flight'. Polite laughter.

In retrospect, as far as it goes it wasn't necessarily a silly thing to say; except that this was on a US flight. If there'd been an islamic terrorist on board I don't think one's choice of reading matter would make a lot of difference to the outcome.

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