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In a lounge car on the Denver Zephyr, I noticed a man across the the aisle holding a magazine upside down. He seemed to be reading, for he turned the pages regularly. When I started back to my car I saw that though the cover was upside down the pages inside were rightside up. Curious, I asked for an explanation.

"Sit down," he said, "and I'll tell you. Whenever I travel, I buy a magazine, pull the staples out, and put the cover back on upside down. Invariably, someone spots me, thinks I am faking, then sees the pages are rightside up and asks why. You'd be surprised how many interesting people I meet that way."

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