my heart goes out to all the road warriors stuck wherever they may be this weekend. for I, you see am one of those fortunate few who have had the opportunity to get to know their coworkers much better than they had expected over the past twelve hours.
I am sitting in a rented SUV on a major interstate in traffic that stretches for miles with 5 of my friends of commerce trying desperately to get home! earlier today we made it to the airport in plenty of time to get through check in, security and make it to the other side just as the dreaded "flight delayed" sign spread across our flight information. that is the tale-tell notice, in weather like this, that your flight could soon be cancelled. three hours later...sure enough it was. next flight out...24 hours from then, ON STANDBY! no thank you we said, we will take our chances with driving 8 hours through the weather ourselves. well...here we sit midnight has come and gone with several hours to go.
not a complaint! just a tip of the hat to the folks who marshal on without too much complaining or whining, here's to the dedicated loonies who don't yell at the people working the desks, or raise a giant fuss when their own lives are inconvenienced because of weather. good on you!