Lost In Transit

December 20, 2010



My trip to Australia has landed me in Amsterdam airport for the night. Our plane was delayed out of Helsinki and I missed the connection so now I need to bunk down in AMS for the night as I have been rescheduled to go at 13 tomorrow. Now in fairness, I am rescheduled on Cathay Pacific and not my original China Dodgy airlines so maybe all is not lost.

The airport is like a post apocalyptic movie. We walked through the airport, being told where they may be salvation (read: a place to sleep) and we saw people sleeping wherever they could, on any flat surface. All the shops are closed and its like things are turning desperate. I saw one Italian guy eyeing off the coffee stand and I think by 3am he may attempt a break in to make himself a latte.

I couldnt find the sleeping place at first so I walked around and found a small kiosk where I could purchase: 1) sushi and 2) 4 leffe tripels. I figure this will get me through the night and atleast make things fun. Interesting side note: 8.5% beer is now the norm for me, when I drink regular stuff it has no effect, or rather, it has to be drunk in much larger quanitities. Like say last friday night in Möku, but I digress.

So as I eaty the last bits of my california roll I am left to ponder why I am here and why I dont seem to mind. When we had the original delay in Helsinki I had a zen moment of accepting my fate. I could do nothing to change it, so why freak out. It was always going to take hours upon hours to get home, whats a few more?

As with any good apocalyptic scene, it has become a desperate grab for resources. The main ones are comfortable sitting places. Of which I have one. Secondly, some have noticed I have ready supplies of quality beer and I believe at any moment they may make an advance upon me. I will do my utmost best to fortify my position and hold off the marauders. The Leffe’s are all mine.

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an Australian Stand Up comedian and comedy promoter based in Tallinn, Estonia.

He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland
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