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During an international flight, Adrian Carton reflects on the notion of 'global consciousness' which he experiences while travelling through air space, where passengers are away from physical borders, boundaries and fences. He then examines the question of national identity especially concerning the winner of Australian Idol, Guy Sebastian.
The narrator's Auntie Wei starts acting strangely when she dons a novelty apron that has built-in plastic breasts. At first the narrator thinks the behaviour results from drunkenness, but it soon becomes clear that the breast apron has caused Auntie Wei to be possessed by a demon.