SIN-LHR: a numerological response

November 27, 2010

jumbo.jpghours in flight – 13.5
hours flight delayed – 1.2
G&Ts to reduce stress – 5
emails cleared from in box – 237
emails in new “urgent action home” folder – 37
emails added to “when on line folder” – 43
emails sent – 78
emails deleted without response (you work it out)
failed attempts by Qantas to get in seat entertainment to work – 3
successful attempts by Qantas to get in seat entertainment to work – – 0
australian dollar value of duty free vouchers received in compensation – 150
hours in fitful sleep – 6
hours in deep sleep – 0  
minutes from gate to railairbus at heathrow – 13 (a record)
minutes in queue to get railairbus ticket to Bedwyn – 17 (regrettably not a record)  
miles still to drive today – 237
probability of falling asleep a well (don’t want to know) but watch this space
temperature on arrival at heathrow – zero   


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