I made the mistake of flying with Southwest Airlines to see family the day after Christmas.
It nipped me in the bud to historic proportions. Nearly 70 percent of their flights were cancelled that day, and lines to collect baggage from those cancelled flights were hours long.
Fortunately, my flight was cancelled quickly enough for it to be spat straight back out. In no more than an hour, my family’s flight from DC to Providence was pushed from 11:05 am to 11:35, to 12:45 and then canceled - moments before we tried to order an overpriced meal outside our terminal.
Naturally, my method of coping was to try comparing my experience with Southwest to some other relevant component of my life.
Since I don’t feel that negativity about my job, my mind quickly shifted to sports.