Two philosophers

During the flight, the stewardess came over to me and asked, “Do you want cereal or sausage?”

I said, “Cereal.” Then I started meditating and entered into a high consciousness.

They put some yogurt in front of me, but also ham. When I saw the ham, I said, “Great!”

I thought I would just eat the yogurt and cereal. I started to pour some milk on my cereal, but the milk immediately jumped up and spilled on my trousers. The cereal dish was covered with plastic, but I did not notice it.

A bearded man sitting near me saw what happened and said, “Are you a philosopher? I think you are a philosopher.” Then he added, “I am, too!”

— 30 October 1988