I was flying back to England on one of those antiquated planes beloved of Air Astana.
Polite hello to my fellow passenger.
We eventually started a conversation.
“I am a Physics teacher”
“I’m a research Scientist”
So what was her current area of research?
“That must be fascinating!”
“Yes. We have been investigating ethnic and national statistics relating to male performance.”
“Our research has found that Native Americans have the largest penises and that Greek men can keep going for longest. Fascinating!”
She controlled her enthusiasm.
“I’m sorry we’ve not been introduced. My name is Mary Smith. What’s yours?”