I would have caved. I HAVE caved over and over and over again in similar situations. This was a terrific story. And a learning moment for me. Thank you Michael for another excellent post.
Originally posted on Real Learning, for a Change:
I’m feeling slightly proud of myself today. I consciously used the word “IF” to transform what could have been 10 hours of purgatory into something much more acceptable.
It happened on my flight from London to San Francisco. I booked my economy seat months ago and did my usual thing of reserving a decent aisle seat with full legroom (28D on a 747, in case you’re interested. There is no galley or toilet behind the bulkhead, and the next section is Business Class, so it is also comparatively peaceful and free of traffic.)
When I got to my seat there was a stressed looking young chap pulling things out of a rucksack, the contents of which were all over my seat. It turned out he and his newly wed wife and 2 year old daughter were also travelling. When he realised it was my seat he immediately launched into what…
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