Thought for the day…”The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.” “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
Road rage has now spread to airports as well. The security checks, long queues and long waits and hassles over baggage mean that people are more stressed than ever. Airlines have shot themselves in the foot by charging for baggage, as now you see people trying to drag on as much as they can…not uncommon to see them with 3 and sometimes 4 bags. Airline policies may be wrong, and a lot of the things that airlines are now doing ARE unreasonable, but what is not fair is when you see people’s anger at airports directed at the wrong people – the people working on the check-in desks or at the gate. These are not the people who have made the rules, they are the ones who are given the unfortunate task to enforce them though. So it is sad to see passengers at airports getting angry with the wrong people, especially as many of them work for ground companies who are only contracted by the airlines. By all means get angry with the airlines and the people who have made the mistakes, but make sure that the anger is directed at the correct people. The person in front of you at the desk or gate may not be the right one.
Late afternoon low sunlight lights up the main street of Brienz, Switzerland for the photo today. Many of the houses in this area date from the 1700s.
and another photo from the archives – a boat waits at Brienz, Switzerland for the return trip to Interlaken.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day..” Do stairs go up or down? ” ” Do coffins have lifetime guarantees? ”
Just been reading about Banamageddon, and details of the serious disease that is affecting bananas worldwide. This disease is a fungus which affects the roots, and at the moment, cannot be contolled or stopped. Surprising to read that it is UGANDA which holds the record for the highest consumption of bananas each year, with each citizen there eating an average of 0.70kg each DAY. That means that each person eats around 240 kg of bananas a year. As bananas are some important in Uganda, the same word is used for both food and for bananas (matooke). And rather surprising that due to the high levels of Potassium (especially Potassium-40) that they have higher levels of radioactivity.
Despite the sunshine and warm weather, it was obviously an angry moment for this Croatian couple seen in Dubrovnik. Even if you do not speak Croatian, then you can imagine the words that are coming out of his mouth!
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