1st Class Service Fuels Impatience?

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

It is great traveling with Christina especially when she gives illumination to things that I might not normally see.

All throughout this trip, one of the complaints that I had was how certain things were done slowly and inefficiently (one of my top 10 pet-peeves). Whether it was waiting in line for service or trying to get to our destination, we were constantly bombarded with delays.

When we finally arrived in the United States and as we were getting ready to get on our flight from LAX to DTW (our last leg of the trip), I mentioned to Christina how nice it was to be able to have faster service in the airports because of my Platinum Elite status with Northwest.

She just smiled and said, “All the 1st Class service makes us more impatient and more demanding.” I wasn’t sure if she was talking to me directly or to certain group of people in general :-) But either way, the point was poignant and taken to heart.

As I reflected on what she said, I realized how true her statement was. When we are pampered and treated like a king and receive all these amenities, then it is easy to start expecting it and we start to complain when we don’t get it.

This is why it is always good to have things not go our way at times.

Just Got Back

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

It is hard to believe that we have been traveling for close to 40 hours in the last 2 days (26 of those hours were on a plane). But we are FINALLY home. Pastor Andrew picked up us from the airport early this morning. I don’t think our family was expecting us so soon because when we got to the door, we were ringing the doorbell, calling on the phone and banging on the door but no one was answered.

Finally, Josiah came and opened the door. He explained that he heard a doorbell ring but he thought it was a dream. Then he realized it was me calling out his name through the door. Hilarious!

It was great giving the kids a hug and giving some of the small souvenirs that we got for them. Now it is time to get back to EST… it is going to take some time to adjust.