Traveling has become my entertainment. I love getting out and observing people and the roles that they play. This morning while I had perfect timing and it seemed that the airport was clear of all, but a few people I make my way easily through security and “minding my own business”.
hen I hear a woman who seems to be very anxious and upset with her friend on their cell phones looking at each other talking through the glass wall. She was directing her friend to the pre-check line and pointing where she needed to go, hanging up saying, “people just aggravate me when they don’t understand”.
The friend, nearly to the point of where she would be screened, crosses over to the precheck line and then gets denied. She has to go to the back of the line which is as far as the eye could see. When the friend walks by her she slaps her printed boarding pass up on the glass and says, “no pre-check”. The “bossy” frustrated friend then begins to worry about it all being screened.
I found myself actually concerned for the woman because it’s not just about checking the bag and taking off shoes, it’s about the possibility that she may miss the flight because of the lengthy security check. (I did see both of them on the next flight so I suppose it all worked out:)
Sometimes, we may be that friend and talk ourselves or others out of what we know our instincts tell us is accurate. What works for others may not work for us. Clear the outside chatter and follow your instinct. Don’t let or be a nervous Nellie push you further behind the line.