I cheer myself up by joining this group on Facebook: "Let's offer Willie Walsh as a sacrifice to the volcano god". The description says:
All planes in British airspace have been grounded thanks to the erupting volcano in Iceland. One theory is that the volcano god is angry and needs to be appeased.
I propose that we throw in the union-buster Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways, and see what happens. If that fails then there's always Peter Mandelson and Fred "the shred" Goodwin that the god may possibly enjoy more.
Even if it doesn't work, I'm sure that it'll at least be some entertainment for those stranded at airports, and the cabin crew that he stabbed in the back.