It just seems very appropriate that while I am currently flying over America at an altitude of 30,000 feet on my way to Las Vegas that my first guest post is from a guy that seems to live his life in airplanes, and is also a frequent business and world traveler. In fact, he goes by the name “The Guy” and his blog is one that I do enjoy reading. Terrific posts and pics that describe his travels, whether it be the cities he explores, the airlines he takes, or the trials and tribulations of getting around. Give his blog a read, as he offers some great tips if you are looking to travel abroad. Plus, he occasionally goes on a rant as I do!
Take it away Guy! (I sure do love in-flight wifi!)
The Frustration Of Driving, Anywhere!
A few decades ago it was considered a privilege and an honour for the few. Those were special times of sparse roads and few petrol stations. Now cars are everywhere and the frustration of driving is shared by many.
Only a decade ago my trips to India and China saw relatively clear roads compared to the West. Now with these up and coming economies you risk your life if you dare ride a bicycle on these roads. Cars are anywhere and everywhere.
As I travel back and forth to work each day it never ceases to amaze me the things I see on the NYC subway. In just these past few days back at work after the Easter weekend I have viewed Subway Douchebaggery at it’s finest!
Here’s a quick rundown of some things that people have done or keep doing that boils my blood –
Stepping on my just shined shoes. Really? At least say “excuse me” and don’t pretend like you didn’t do it!
Overall, I am a pretty patient and tolerant guy. I can put up with a lot, and often let things slide. It helps keep the stress levels low, and the blood pressure in a safe zone. There are times though that I am seconds away from becoming a flight risk! I like people. I really do. Yet at times they really test my patience. Sometimes I think the gene pool has not been too kind to some of these lunkheads. I run into these people in all walks of life – in the gym, at the store, at work, out on the street, you name it! They are everywhere, and I am sure many of us have experienced these “special people” first hand. Here’s a quick sampling I decided to embellish on as I ran into a few already today!
– What is up with people who get to the register then take 15 minutes to dig through their pockets or purse to try and find a way of paying?