We humans make some big mistakes. It’s those misguided or wrong actions or judgments that range from simple to complex that can cause alarm and then when understood and corrected can turn into an unforgettable learning experience.
My family and a couple of the kid’s friends had Florida travel plans this month to visit my mom and her new husband; and my sister too. Disney was in the works and a lot of beach time was in mind.
We were ready to board the plane…in fact most passengers had already boarded, when I heard over the intercom something to the effect of “stop boarding.” I then witnessed passengers I watched moving into the plane’s bridge walk back out with their carry-ons in tow; and thought “oh no, no, no, this doesn’t seem right.”
After all passengers were back in the boarding area, the announcement came on that the plane had been hit by the baggage handling cart causing a hole in the fuselage and we would not be flying. I listened to several passengers give their theories…and some actually felt the impact from the baggage cart when it hit the plane on the side. Wow.
The flight was canceled….after being at the airport patiently waiting to board for 3 hours because no rescue plane could be found. Many passengers were grumbly and we figured someone at the airport probably got fired. I watched with fascination through the terminal window as the plane was being inspected, even the pilots were taking pictures!
Being a Saturday evening, this was the last flight of the week (until Thursday, can you read into what airline I’m referring to?). Although there were some options for our travel the next week, none would have worked out for each of our schedules. No vacation in Florida. No Disney for the kids, no beach for me…and I even packed four bikinis!, no seeing our friends and family, no nothing….and all the energy involved in the planning of the trip, down the tubes.
I really just wanted to get out of the airport and back home. looked at this experience with the family as practice however, because we’ll be doing it again! Plus I learned how to pack more efficiently and know I can take food on this airline!
But, in this airport case, how the heck did a human driver hit a huge airplane with a small golf cart and seriously damage it?
This was A Big Mistake affecting a lot of people! Of course my mind went into litigation thinking as there will probably be some lawsuit for any reason. Good thing no one was injured; and hopefully those who really needed to get to Florida ASAP got there without too much anguish.
When my son Jacob, now 22, was young, he used to love to repeat You’re Fired! You’re Fired! You’re Fired! over and over. I really never had any idea who he was firing, but he did a lot of it! Jacob was fond of Charizard, of the Fire/Flying Pokemon species, maybe that’s why he was fond of the phrase? Are you? Have you ever been fired? Have you had to fire someone? Did you learn from it?
Okay, here’s one (of my own mistakes) about me as I was getting ready for the Florida trip. As I considered what to take as a carry-on (free on this airline), I decided upon a smaller purple suitcase with wheels I’ve used before….and as I was packing it I felt something lodged at the bottom. Upon retrieval, I found a maroon jewelry box and opened it.
Wrapped up nicely in tissue was my diamond tennis bracelet! Being missing for over a year, I had seriously thought it was lost for good. Okay this Big Miss Steak wasn’t so bad, and I hope I learned my lesson. There was another time time I was stopped at airport security because a pocket knife was found buried inside an unknown ripped seam inside my little purse. Oops.
I strive to be extremely careful with my work, especially with my writing skills. However typos do arise and I’ve been known to unfortunately miss my own (but for some reason other’s typos glare at me.) But Big Miss Steaks…like negligence when it comes to a patient’s health care, is something I can help with. Keep in mind I am a vegetarian and have not eaten steak in well over 6 years (although I can’t deny the great smell!)
I’ve recently worked on a medical malpractice case; and in this case the patient died, however my role/goal was to perform a vocational evaluation and assess his earning capacity had he not died in such a short period of time. For more information on my work in this case and how I followed basically the same methodology as other evalutions, please contact me.
Yes everyone makes mistakes and everyone needs to be careful. I’m not saying eating steak is a mistake, but I agree becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak! To each their own, just be sure you cut your meat carefully, chew a lot, and eat slowly!
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