I used to work for a major airline up until 1999 in the Reservations department. Prior to the era of customers booking their own reservations online, I worked in adepartment in which we made reservations with other carriers in conjuntion with our flights. Our department was in an area of this circular building in San Diego where we could be seen by every employee who entered the room. As it tuned out my small department was not at all busy, only receiving a call every 20 minutes or so while everyone else in the ofice would be taking one call after another with no beaks. Since I was so bored and the days just dragged, I made the decision to bring in an aphgan I was working on. Well...this caught on quickly and I had more than half the depatment knitting the same lacey patterned throw I was working on. This went on for months, the general reservations department still swamped with calls and us clicking away with with our circular needles, myself making three of them in various beautiful colors. Needless to say, our interline department was reduced to 3 employees due to the complaints of the other staff members in the building, sending us back to taking general reservations phone calls. Ahhh, those were the days.