12 August 2007
If you've flown BA recently you'll know that instead of the mini complete meals they used to give out, they now give sandwiches out - at least this is what happens on the Italy-England routes. I don't mind the sandwiches but I miss dessert. Anyway, on these flights I pass some time on by trying to figure out where people come from, what's their story etc. It can be difficult, especially when the parents have a bilingual kid. Last week I realised a near fool proof way of identifying if someone is Italian or English at least. It's easy, you see Italians hold their sandwiches in a paper napkin whilst they eat it so that they don't touch it with their hands. The English have a more hands on approach and eat it with their bare hands. I'm not sure what other nationalities do. Being a Brit who has lived in Italy for years, I'm in a bit of a confused state and forget what I'm supposed to do so I eat it half using the napkin and half without.