I travel by air a fair amount of time over the years and have fancied myself a bit of a travel related MacGyver. The first real stroke of MacGyver’ness was using crushed Altoid mints rubbed in my mouth on my teeth with my clean fingers to brush my teeth and end up with a powerfully minty breath. This was to be used when you did not have your toothbrush or toothpaste handy and didn’t want to offend others with the long flight breath.
Now here is another one of my grand travel creations. This nugget came to me on a long flight. I didn’t have time to grab any of the horrible fast foods at the airport, and most flights today don’t serve meals in this day in age. I had to be resourceful to fashion something that was somewhat filling and healthy, or I could resort to cannibalism of the passengers unlucky enough to be seated near me. After being given packs of peanuts and pretzels, it hit me. Maybe it was the low blood sugar causing the crazed thoughts but I asked for a virgin Bloody Mary mix which is free when not ordered with alcohol. Now I had the spicy tomato base and then poured the peanuts and pretzels into the glass and stirred, not shaken. And voilà I had invented my own cold airline stew or what I call my Delta Airlines Margarita. It is even good with a good shot of Vodka if you feel the need.
Don’t knock it until you are starving on a flight as it is really quite good, as long as you eat the pretzels before they get soggy. The flight attendants have now started laughing as the word spreads of a mad man on some Delta flights eating Bloody Marys as a meal.
What crazy things have you come up with while traveling?