Saturday, February 23, 2008

Too many Jim Collins

From Sarah's post you know all we did on Friday, but I think she finished at the fun part. See, we arrived at the airport at 4:30pm for a 6:30 flight. We didn't want to get stuck in traffic, so we left early. There was a long line when we got there, but everything was fine as we arrived at our gate, our first gate (C9) at least. Then, they instructed us to move to C13. We were there a while until they told us there was a delay, they didn't really explain why, but they started passing out snacks to keep people happy. At about 8:30pm they told us to move to E12. Don't get too worried, moving to E isn't like in Atlanta or something. It really just meant to go downstairs. Oh, at that point we had already found out that they were short one plane for 3 flights that night. I think they were short pilots, too. When we get to E12 they explain that basically there is going to be a lottery to see who gets on that flight and who has to wait a little longer. We were on the later one, so we went back up to C9 for about 15 minutes until they sent us to C12 which is where we eventually left from at 10:30pm. Ironically, we arrived before the flight that was supposed to leave before us. And, miraculously, we got all our luggage. Oh, and our roommate who was picking us up had no idea what was happening and we had no way to contact her. As we are leaving the airport with a friend we made to get a hotel she comes running up and gets us. So, we got home about 1:30am.

Needless to say, with all this confusion people were getting pretty frustrated. Complaining, yelling at workers, giving their much-better, unsolicited advice. So we coined the phrase, "too many Jim Collins." Jim Collins is my father-in-law and he, maybe "once or twice" before, has had a hard time when things weren't done well. So, every time somebody freaked out we'd say, "Oh, there goes Jim Collins." There were a TON of them on this occassion!
So, when you see somebody freaking out over something that's not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of life feel free to call that a "Jim Collins."

I know Jim is laughing at this right now and then he would use his best joke, "I resemble that". What a great dude!!

Talk to you again soon!


Amy said...

Ahhh...Jim Collins. I love that guy! :) Glad you guys are safe and soaking it all in! Love you both!

Curtis said...

Jim is my kind of guy!!!!! glad your travels have been safe and not too eventfull. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. We are so proud of your willingness to serve and respond to God's call. You both certainly inspire and challenge us all to live our faith