I typically post some regular features on my blog including a Casual Friday post, a Saturday stitching post and a Top Ten Tuesday list. However, things have not gone exactly according to plan and I could not do the first two this week. This is a feeble attempt to publish a Top Ten Tuesday list. I flew to Wisconsin on Thursday and met up with family to join my brother and his wife in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, That was great. We had a terrific time and I saw tons of people that I had not seen for decades. Unfortunately, although I was supposed to fly back on Sunday morning, I am still in Wisconsin with a flight now scheduled to depart at noon today.Hopefully, this flight will not be cancelled like several others have been.
With some effort at posting one of my features, today’s topic is 10 things I have learned this week.
- The gratefulness I have for my family is reaffirmed. Although we have had our differences over the years we are always supportive of each other and we do love one another.
- 50 years of marriage is a monumental accomplishment and should be celebrated.
- When flights are cancelled, it is terrific to have family or friends close by to rescue you from hotel dwelling.
- People get really ugly when their flights are cancelled.
- I would not want to be an airport ticket agent for anything in this whole world.
- When you choose to fly in the winter you should realize that there might be some problems with flights.
- When calling the airline to re-book a cancelled flight and the opening recording is, “Due to severe weather in parts of the country, the sales agents are receiving a high number of calls and the wait time is longer than normal…” it is best to make your way to the airport and try to re-book at the counter.
- If you try to stay on the line for the next available agent (see #7), leave your cell phone plugged in to the charger if at all possible. My call got disconnected after hours on hold when my cell phone’s battery was depleted.
- Try to make the best of a bad situation. Take the time to read. Or blog. Or pray. Or anything else, but try to not just feel sorry for yourself
- One way or the other things will work out.