“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, January 3, 2022

People in the World

 As part of my current job I do a LOT of travel, to all sorts of places around the country. This week is another of those. 

Which, of course, raises questions from those who haven't gone many places over the past 2 years - what's it like, how bad are the airline cancellations/hotel policies/local restrictions/whatever? Which has a myriad of answers, depending on where you go.

But, one thing I noticed today (and, to be honest, most every trip the past month). Big or small airport, commuter plane or jumbo, rental car company, restaurant or hotel chain - people out there are being decent, kind, and just genuinely nice and understanding and patient. I don't think I've run into a surly employee or manager in the past few months. 

It speaks well to human nature.


Old NFO said...

I will concur. I made a trip to northern California in Dec, and the people were nice, even apologetic about the BS rules.

The Grumpy Dispatcher said...

I have just stumbled onto your blog, and cannot understand how I did not stumble upon it years ago, so many reasons that I should have. Seeing that you are side gamer, in particular, made me chuckle. ​I don't advertise that part of my life, but there it is, lol.

Greetings, fellow small-l libertarian traveler. Keep the faith.

Captain Tightpants said...

Thanks for dropping by! Going to do my best to start writing more consistently, even if I start small.