I’m not a superstitious person. I don’t believe in fate or ghosts or anything like that. Yet I still have these little habits that, if I don’t do them, I’ll feel very anxious. Most of them revolve around flying, which is even more strange because I’m not afraid of flying. I fly pretty often, I tend to split my year between the UK and Atlanta (it used to be a 50/50 split, but immigration got a bit unhappy with that so it’s more of a 70/30 split these days!) so I’m flying back and forth fairly frequently. One little superstition I follow is putting the checked bag tag from a previous safe flight in the pocket of my suitcase for my next flight, it’s supposed to bring luck – I figure you can’t have too much luck when flying so it can’t hurt! The other is not so much a superstition, just more of a routine – when the flight attendants come round with drinks I always, always have a ginger ale. It doesn’t matter if I want a ginger ale or not, I have to get one!