Just the other day I was at the airport in Charleston when my flight was cancelled due to weather. No announcement had been made, only everyone received a text or an email at the same time. I was able to change my flight over the phone, which forced me to have to fly to Providence, RI via Chicago. Needless to say, I would be wasting a lot of time in airports, just hanging around.
This turned out to be quite a lesson in human nature, however. With all of the violence that fills our lives these days, I was pleasantly surprised to chat with many folks who had a positive attitude. Almost everyone was kind (except some boisterous travel agent guy) and understood that some things in life just can’t be prevented.
Young and old, all shapes and sizes, colors and ethnic backgrounds…people were enjoying conversation with one another, smiling, laughing, exchanging ideas. It was like an impromptu moving party! I thought, gee, maybe it’s because we’re in the south and everyone is friendly there, but the rollicking continued on when I waited at the gate in Chicago.
As the Republican National Convention kicked off, and we watched our infamous candidate on TV, people just hung out, dealing with the inconvenience of a flight change. I enjoyed wonderful conversation with lots of people and even received some hugs from a couple who’d been rushing to their gate. I truly had a great time and finally arrived home at 3AM with a happy feeling in my heart. Call me Pollyanna, but I really believe that goodness prevails!
–Leslie, July 2016