“There’s been a slight change of plans.”
Woo boy, I remember the days when these were the words that struck fear in the heart of this particular woman. What? Change of plans? There can’t be a change of plans, these are exactly the plans that we worked out for today. I mean, I might be able to swing that extra meeting but it’s gonna make dinner impossible and the kids have that thing tonight…Ugh…
Unexpectedly changing flight plans definitely ranks in the top five for stressful shifts, but I think my previously type A personality (if you can call Strangle Hold Rigidity a version of type A) made it a gazillion times worse. It was about seven years ago, maybe more, and we were traveling with the kids. They were old enough to read panic but not old enough to help in a crisis so it was a spectacularly bad time to experience a flight delay. Not just a “how are we gonna kill thirty minutes in the boarding area” kind of delay. This was delayed boarding, delayed on the tarmac, delayed in the takeoff line so we ended up WAY delayed in the air. It was the kind of flight where I spent the last half hour frantically googling alternative flights and checking the status of our connection.
It was the time of life when I thought I had any semblance of control over our travel after our day had begun. As if I could affect whether or not we’d catch our connecting flight while still in the air. Bwahahahaha!!! Looking back all I really did was increase my chance of having a stroke over something entirely out of my control.
Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “ght.” Find a word that contains the letters “ght” in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. Have fun!