Any number of airline flights now include no food service at all. Flying from Chicago to Buffalo on one of them last week, I had to face the fact that I might have somehow been responsible for this policy. In analyzing this matter, I was trying to be absolutely honest with myself, which isn't that easy to do if all you've had to eat since breakfast is 11 fat-free pretzels.

It's perfectly possible, I reminded myself, that at some point in my past air travels, as I poked at the sort of dinner that might have caused rioting in the mess...

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