September 25th, 1989
Night flight from KUL – AUH
At three this morning, there was a not so gentle knock on my door. I peered through the peephole to see Laney and Mavis, slightly swaying, clutching each other’s arm.
“Sorry,” I laughed, opening to door to them. “This is a lush free zone.”
“Obviously not,” Mavis slurred, making her way through the door.
“We need tea and toast,” Laney said.
“And carrot cake,” Mavis added.
They each had a look of surprise when they noticed that half the king size bed was covered in reams of pages I’d just written.
“What are you planning on doing with all of those?” Mavis gestured with her hand.
“Nothing,” I said.
“Can I read some of them?” she asked, reaching for a few pages.
“No, you may not,” I said, blocking her.
“Oohh, testy,” Laney quipped. “Did you write something about us?”
“Maybe,” I teased.
They left my room at five am, and we met again at nine for breakfast! It was over a hundred degrees today, so we spent most of it hiding under umbrellas by the pool before going back to our rooms to try and sleep before pick-up.
Fortunately, I did manage some shut-eye, so the flight, so far, has been good. Most of the passengers fell asleep shortly after take off so we’ve had plenty of time to ourselves in the galley, which led to lots of silly antics.
Next stop, Abu Dhabi.