Excuse No. 80

A wise man once told me the universe always repays people who provide cocktails and ample stretching space.

How to sell it

1. Use a meditation or relaxation app just prior to arriving at the counter.

2. Maintain an upright posture throughout the exchange.

3. Project an air of serenity—a kind smile, a slow pace of speaking.

chance this works out*

Don't upgrade your seat, upgrade your airline. Fly Emirates.

Emirates Economy Class includes perks usually found only on upgraded status of other airlines, including regionally inspired gourmet meals paired with the perfect glass of wine or your choosing from an array of premium beer and spirits. You'll also get to explore up to 3,500 channels of award-winning entertainment while stretching out in a cabin that boasts spacious and comfortable seats perfect for relaxing.

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