Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ambien Race

A young woman I work with had an overnight flight to Europe so she did what a lot of people do these days, took an Ambien to help her fall asleep on the plane. It's a nice way to knock yourself out while flying over the ocean, and you actually feel a bit refreshed when you land instead of touring Europe like a zombie the next day. The problem in this case is that about five minutes after she took the pill, while they were still on the runway, they announced the plane had a mechanical issue and they would have to return to the gate and everyone would need to leave the plane. At that point it's a race against the clock. You have about 10 minutes to make a new friend who you can trust to wake you up at the gate when it's time to get back on the plane.

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