In College, I had an awesome professor for my “Philosophy of Logic” course. He was insightful, extremely bright, and a really great educator. His only weakness was that he was always late. Predictably so… Anyway, to pass the time while we sat in class and waited for him to show up on a given day, we would play a game we used to call “The Lesser of Two Evils.” The object was to learn more about each other (and ourselves) by posing questions to one another that force you to decide between the lesser of two evils. For example:
Eric: “Would you rather eat a dozen live earthworms, or spend the night with Elizabeth Taylor?
Ken: “Would I have access to a time machine?”
Ken: “Then pass the salt…
Liz may have lost a step or two since the sixties, but the game goes merrily on. Today in
Ultimately, I decided to take the free airport terminal train to the Grand Hyatt hotel for dinner, some work using their wireless network, and to watch the second half of the Cowboys vs. Giants playoff football game. I hung out for a few productive hours and came back for the bag.
- When flying on business travel, book a flight that is early enough so that there is at least one additional flight to the same destination scheduled afterward. Even if the “fallback flight” has a connection, you can still get there if you have trouble with the first one.
- Lost luggage isn’t the end of the world. Fly long enough and it will definitely happen to you. If you have a power outlet and/or a decent hotel attached to the airport you’re stuck in, you can definitely make the best of it. It’s better to bring your bag back to the hotel with you than it is to leave it with the same idiots that lost it for you… especially if their “plan” is to wake you up around 2am to give it back to you.
- Incidentally its 2008, 20 years after my college graduation and I would still pick the earthworms without the benefit of a time machine. I like Liz, but I don’t think she’s an actual person anymore, she looks more like an android to me. A crazy one. Would you rather swim through raw sewage to escape prison, or chew your arm off to escape a crazy android?