in transit: CBR

10:30 am Wed 22 Sep: On the ground in my new home town! The airport is tiny. There’s no wireless here either! So I’ll have to post later… so annoying. I’m munching on a Mediterranean vegetable sandwich, AU$6.70, decent but overpriced like all airport food. Still, I need something to anchor me after all that coffee…

I’m getting a sampling of the Australian sense of humor now. It’s clever. They’ll add little asides to which I don’t entirely know how to respond, though they don’t offend me… examples:

  • “Coffee puts hair on your chest!” — flight attendant
  • “This receipt should be printed by… sometime tomorrow…” — checkout clerk

Hopefully I’ll soon be quicker on the uptake. I do pride myself on a quick wit, but I fear I’ve gotten used to earnest Americans playing the straight man for me. I doubt I’ll get much of that here. ;)


About Richard

I'm an American scientist who is building a new life in Australia. This space will contain words about science and math, but also philosophy, policy, literature, my travels, occasional rants, all sorts of things I find strange and awesome. The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer at the time (currently University of Sydney), though personally, I think they should.
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