Ever flown anywhere and had your flight delayed, had to wait to check-in at a hotel or been delayed because of a breakdown in public transportation or a car break down? Seems to happen to all of us. How does it make you feel? Is the time a waste or profitably used?
Here are 3 simple thoughts to help for the inevitable NEXT delay:
1) Keep positive. We can’t change the situation. Pull out your iPad, PC or 4G phone and get some work done. Thanks to connectivity, you can still be ‘in the office’. If you can’t get signal, awesome time to work ‘off line’.
2) Be at the head or the end of the queue. At the head, you get the best seats and first choice of options. At the end of the line, you have gotten more work done while ‘they’ figure out what to do for you. While others are standing as they wait in a queue, you are sitting and working or relaxing.
3) Take a different tact. See it as an opportunity to plan, read a book (Kindle or real book) or just take a snooze. Any of these options may be the most productive use of that time. While others arrive stressed out and harried… you arrive rested (well… a bit more rested) and relaxed.
Bottomline: Don’t sweat it. Crashing and ending up dead would be a much worse option than a delay. True?
Smile Maker: More interesting choices of English
Supermarket sign in Hong Kong:
For your convenience, we recommend courteous, efficient self-service.
Hotel sign Moscow (opposite Russian cemetery):
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.
Ad from the Soviet Weekly:
There will be a Moscow exhibition of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were executed over the past two years.
Newspaper report from East Africa:
A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.