As I was looking at the USA Today in my Salt Lake City hotel room this morning, I came across an interesting little survey. The question was: how do business travelers avoid talking to people on planes? Here are the results:
Start reading 50%
Listen to music 38%
Don’t try; enjoy talking 24%
Hate to be rude; will talk 20%
I will admit, I could have answered all of these at one time or another. Mostly I listen to music and read. Once I had to tell someone who didn’t get the music/reading hint (truthfully) that I was losing my voice and had to stop talking. Sometimes I cave and talk to people anyway. And a few times I have really, truly enjoyed it.
How do you avoid talking to people you don’t want to while traveling?