There are so many lessons to learn about human behavior at an airport. Today I’ve invested some “bonus hours” in a cozy terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. Three hours after my flight was supposed to take off, I’ve created an interesting and evidence-based list of human behaviors:
They still haunt me during lonely moments: those times when I really messed up. I can’t find a secret spot in the recesses of my memory to hide them. Maybe I shouldn’t try.
What a discovery! When most people ask for my advice, they really want me to just stay quiet and listen.
I’m a little jealous of all you people who have an entertaining skill, a “Social Sweet Spot,” that can capture the limelight for precious moments whenever the situation calls for it. You pull your SSS out at family gatherings, parties or coffee breaks to everyone’s delight. It keeps you from feeling awkward or out of place, while I’m stuck feigning comfort and looking for the nearest exit.