I knew it was an 8:30 flight to Davao this is why I woke up 5:15 am took my time dressing up, dropped my car in Park and Fly, entered the Domestic airport at 6:05 AM. I looked at the board wanting to know what counter I should approach for the check in and to my horror saw that the flight to Davao was 6:30AM.
I blinked and I blinked again. Perhaps the early-morning-just-woke-up-still-lacking-in-my-sleep was playing tricks on me but there it was. It says: 6:30AM. And my watch says it’s now 6:06AM.
Quickly I rushed to the counter, hoping against all hopes that they would let me in.
“Mine is business class,” my mind read. It’s just a few minutes… But the gentleman on the counter said, “Sorry sir… it’s closed.”
I was so embarrassed because, someone was waiting for me and I hate being waited upon. Immediately my thoughts come, “No Excuses.”
Take care of little things while they are still little.
But these were the thoughts that ran in my mind:
“But the plane hasn’t left.”
”Don’t you know how important it is for me to catch this flight?”
“Don’t you know who i am? I’m pretty important you know…”
And as quick as those thoughts came, quick too came another thought.
“Francis, be careful… these are all “victim think… you are not a victim… you were simply not careful so again “NO EXCUSES!”
So there you go. Lesson learning time.
Because of this embarrassing situation, I will resolve to take a careful look at my plane ticket information details.
I will not ignore my associate’s reminders.
I will not be too over-confident.
And I will not want to write an article like this ever again!
Lesson: Take care of the little details while they are still little.