Although I will admit that I frequently keep busy by using my electronic devices such as computer or smartphone, I am able to pass time in other ways. Technology can always fail on a person, and so I have several other avenues for time-passing.
Although it might be cumbersome, if I am working on something mathematical, I do not NEED a computer in many cases, but it is helpful. Of course, if I were in an airport, I might not be in a work mood, particularly if I have angered the ACTHD.
Instead, I would use my mainstays that I use on the L. For example, I would have a newspaper ready to read, and would do the crossword and/or sudoku puzzles to occupy some time. I also have my journal on hand at pretty much all times, and knowing me, it would be an outlet for creativity, OR I would be able to catch up on writing in arrears.
And, there’s this underrated skill that people almost always have: CONVERSATION. It is not so scary to chat up other people: share stories, laugh together, and you never know when a random person in the airport could become a good friend! There is so much common ground that you can find through conversation.
Or, my carry-on bag might have a deck of cards in it. There are so many fun pick-up card games that I can either play, whether they be one-person or multi-person games. If I were alone, who knows? Perhaps the conversations would lead to playing cards!
I am glad that The Daily Post gave this prompt, as I have a follow-up post that I will write sometime in the near future.
Today is the one-hundred and sixty-first day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes twenty-three weeks.