Archive - September, 2012

THE BEAUTY OF A SIMPLE SCHEDULE

Arrival/Departure board

Imagine this: an airline without any posted arrival and departure times.

This guy goes up to the desk and asks, “When does the plane board for Nashville?”

The answer: “We’re not sure, sir, but it could be any time.”
“Do you know when the plane will arrive from Orlando?”

“We’re not sure, sir, but it could be any time.”

He persists, “How will I know when to board?”

“We’ll make an announcement sir.”

Later he is reading a book, and an announcement is made. He misses it. Frantic, he asks someone, “What did they say?” For the fifteenth time it has nothing to do with him.

Approaching the desk again, he asks, “Why don’t you post schedules?”

“We don’t like to straitjacket ourselves, sir. Just look at it this way; we are never late.” The attendant smiles, showing that two teeth are missing. Our frequent flyer understands why.

It seems crazy, doesn’t it?

The wild thing is that we often run our homes like that. We don’t want to straitjacket ourselves, so we play it loose. Our kids are like the frequent flyer Continue Reading…