May 23, 2017:

Tall Russian blonde in blue jumpsuit with stars. Spinning with bored exasperation in a window-facing swivel chair, glancing occasionally at yours truly.

Small children with tablets. Bored black athlete with iPhone. Hetero couple in deep slouch, heads on partner's shoulder, can't wait to be horizontal.

Announcements, milling, people jostling my seat. I've hoped to work before boarding but it may need to wait for the plane.

Just another mad, mad day... on the road.