#2 - WTF? No more than 10 minutes away, the sun was shining in Schiphol. A short train ride away, clouds have hunkered down. It looks unbearably cold. Someone behind me on the train is thinking what I am thinking, only in French, or so I think. I catch "soleil" ... so-lay ... precisely! Where did it go? That's what I want to know too!
#3 - A man at a table in front of me speaks loudly into his mobile phone. He is either of the uppermost echelon of English society or else he has been well educated in the manner of speech. I suspect the latter because a true blueblood would speak at a lower volume especially when proclaiming "These people are very important ... You must see to ..." I don't catch what the person at the other end of the phone must see to; I am too busy wondering about what kind of people are so much more important than other people. Probably arseholes.