Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
When we miss an international flight by any chance (because of delay in domestic flight or by your mistake), you might not be provided with any accommodation as the rules might say that they are not responsible for delays to due to weather etc. So, you need to fight in order to get the accommodation and ask them to provide with immediate next flight due the urgency you have. It is very important to talk to the domestic airlines prior departure about the delay and the consequences of that delay. We have not discussed this prior departure, so don’t know about it.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We were in airport on 21st by 12:30 PM waiting for the American Airlines domestic flight at 4:20 PM. At 3:30 PM, we got an announcement that the flight is delayed by one hour to 5:30 PM. The next flight to Chicago was cancelled.. We felt happy that our flight didn’t get cancelled. As the international flight to Abu Dhabi was at 8 PM, we thought we can catch it easily as our luggage was already checked in. We got another announcement that the flight got delayed by one more hour and it was now scheduled at 6:30 PM. We thought that with some luck, we will be able to make it as the weather in Chicago was not good and the international flight might get delayed. And luckily our flight to Chicago started on time (6:30 PM) and reached Chicago by 7:40 PM. However because of bad weather, they didn’t open the gates. So, we had to be in the flight till 9:00 PM. Once we reached Etihad Airlines counter, they told the flight was on-time and left already.
So, when it happens – it will happen. Better “let it go” and be serene and look for what is the best that can be done in that situation. If nothing can be done, stop worrying and face the music.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
We live with three things people, things and events. Our knowledge about the world is mostly confined to our assumptions or beliefs about people, things and events. These assumptions influence our perceptions and may reinforce the assumptions.
If there is any conflict in life with the way we are living that is because of our untested assumptions about people and the reason behind those assumptions. So, when people come up with their troubles (Basically conflicts with certain situations) we try to provide them with readymade solutions which we may have with us from the past. And we assume it will work because of the similar situation we encountered in the past. However, we do not understand the assumptions on which the situation is based and the assumption on which the people in that situation are involved in.
The problem comes when we are completely different individual from the other person, which is true in most of the cases. So, how they live, how they behave, how they deal and how they respond is completely different from how we do it. Generally people ask suggestions, when they don’t have clarity on the situation or when they are in some conflict with the situation. So, our suggestions do more harm than help to those people if we follow our intuition and experience and give them the solutions when the reality is completely out of sync.
However, considering the intellectual capabilities you can help them without making any suggestions. This can be done by providing with the clarity of the situation they are facing, what are the assumptions on which the situation became conflict and examining those assumptions. You can give the clarity by reiterating what the other person said and you can make them understand their situation better which led to the conflict by questioning the assumptions and hence you can break the cloud and help them to help themselves in finding solutions.