It’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock…

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“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”
— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Whenever I haven’t read this in a while, I read expecting some great pearl of wisdom. And end up dissolving into giggles. For I too didn’t listen…

The image of an airlock, is a Voskhod (sadly not a Vogon) airlock on a 1965 Russian spacecraft.

By Kucharek [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

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