The switch could, he figured, let him travel breaking Covid protocol. But how did he turn himself into his missus? Even wearing a double-mask — in this case, a naqab over a Covid mask — surely, a man can be differentiated from a woman, if not a husband from a wife? Procedures at airport security, like a pat down, usually do the needful. But only if the needful ever arises, which it hardly, if ever, does.
Disguising yourself as your spouse, so as to travel on her or his passport, is not something we recommend, gentle reader. The daring DW, for all his successful subterfuge, was caught midway through the flight when he committed the cardinal mistake of changing ‘back’ into men’s clothes in the airplane washroom. He was identified, detained, tested Covid-positive and now awaits charges.
Two morals of this story: one, maintain a healthy space between you and your spouse. And, two, never change your clothes mid-flight.