- 24 Sep 07, 05:15 PM
This may be the quickest and perhaps least professional blog ever to hit the web but there are valid reasons.
Since I had to check my lap-top in with the rest of my luggage, I am left tapping away at one of those internet kiosks where you pile in coins (which are short).
You have to work as furiously as you can, while your time left, your money and possibly your life quietly slip away in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
I am also encircled by one of the longest check-in queues I have ever seen, consisting almost entirely of All Black supporters - the army of The Dark Lord Henry is on the march again.
They don't sing and aren't drunk. They just stand grim and stony-faced.
Frustrated perhaps at the fact that a family has chosen the front of the queue to re-pack all five of their cases.
Perhaps also that NO ONE IN THIS TOURNAMENT CAN GIVE THEM A PROPER GAME.
You see, that little Ronnie Corbett-esque diversion has just cost me 24 pence and over two minutes of precious time.
So I'll get straight to the point.
The game between New Zealand and Scotland was as close to pointless as you're going to get, a point my colleague Phil Harlow has covered in depth elsewhere on this blog, but there is one thing I would like to raise.
I have said for a while (and heard it said by plenty of others) that the All Blacks should not be allowed to perform the Haka after the anthems.
I love the sight and sound of the Haka but should they always have the final say, psychologically, before kick-off? As if they need it.
They certainly shouldn't get offended if opposing teams choose to face it in their own way, ignore it, throw a blade of grass in the wrong direction or request, as the Welsh did, that they might be allowed to respond with their own anthem.
And they lose any argument they have for doing it on the grounds that it is traditional when they perform their all-new Haka, thankfully without the throat slitting gesture, as they did once again at Murrayfield.
What, so now you're allowed to perform any choreographed routine before the game? I look forward to the Lambada from Andrew Sheridan and George Chuter.
I also look forward to plenty of disagreement from All Black supporters. If they ever get to check-in.
There. Done it. And just before my money ran out - this has cost me six quid.
Ah, there's an hour delay to my flight...
Andrew Cotter is a BBC Sport commentator specialising in rugby union and golf. He is covering Scotland at the World Cup for Radio 5live and you can see the station's full broadcast schedule here.