Did you know that your seatmate’s grandchild just won the spelling bee in their hometown in Iowa? No? Don’t care? Too bad because that is what you will be hearing about on that 5-hour cross-country flight. With your luck you’re in the middle seat between two talkers who eventually get sick of your halfhearted replies and start talking to each other over you. Pretend you’re a celebrity with this one and throw on a cap, sunglasses, and big headphones. Or pretend you don’t speak English.
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