I’ve been awake for over 24 hours now. First to Heathrow, where the Air India lady at check in was very lovely and pleasant, then it went a bit pear-shaped. I’ve not meticulously planned my return trip, and the lack of a return booking had the airside people in a right tizzy. No, Mr Robinson, you need a return ticket. Err, well I’ve done this before and I’ve been okay. But you need one. But I don’t know the exact date of my return. Well [enter second Air India person] we’ll have to take your luggage off the plane because you can’t fly without a return ticket. Much (amazingly calm) chuntering later, and I’d worked my way through four Air India employees, and got to a big cheese who seemed to understand that I had the eyes of a gentle soul rather than a dodgy fucker, and made me a “reservation” which I didn’t really need to use, which, it seems was just to cover their arse in case I decide to live forever in a cabin in Montana illegally. Just goes to show, though, sometimes it pays not to take “no” for an answer. The flight itself was a peach, though. The plane was only about a third full, and I had all three seats to myself. Sweet.
And aside from it taking three bloody hours to get from Newark airport to Brooklyn, everything else went swimmingly. So, yep: I’m back in New York.
First thing, naturally, was to have a shower, and once I’d done that and was drying off my toes, I noticed there was a bit of water seeping from the lower edge of my big left toe. Closer inspection, and it was loose. I had a bit of a tame tug at the top left corner to see if it was completely loose, and off it all came. And I was slightly amazed to find that it wasn’t super raw and painful underneath. Looks a bit weird, but, y’know what? I think I’ll be alright. You want to see the pictures, right? C’mon I know you wanna…
Update in the cold light of day: apologies for putting the following picture online. It’s pretty disgusting. I was drunk when I blogged, so, y’know. Anyway, I’ve censored it, but if you really do wanna see it, just click the image and you’ll see the full horror. Sorry, again.