With very few air travellers the good Security staff at Auckland International were a bit more chatty than usual.
I was asked where I was going.
Business or Pleasure?
At this point, I smirked 😏.
What kind of an S&M reprobate do you take me for?
That's quite a kink.
"Yeah I've got this fetish for wearing masks and leaving a relatively safe country and entering one with a raging pandemic and a very unstable political system so I can sit relatively safely in a hotel room gorging myself on overly processed food and subsequently annoying all of my internet friends for 2 weeks"
Oh and I have my Birthday on Monday.
I should have just said I was going to a birthday party. Fewer words but less of a tale.