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Here’s a Test of Staying Positive

October 16, 2009

So, I just finished a great 2 days of training for the Keller Williams Associates in Bozeman Montana. It was a beautiful day, weatherwise, and I was certain I would have no trouble getting back to Milwaukee on time and back home to my own bed without issue.


The first announcement came across the PA at the airport, “Ladies and gentleman we’ve just been informed by air traffic control in Minneapolis that we have been delayed from our departure due to weather and other issues in Minneapolis. We’re not sure how the long the delay will be but as soon as we know we will keep you updated”.

Ok, that’s not unusual. Delays happen.

Next announcement, “ladies and gentleman we’ve just been informed by air traffic control in MSP that the delay is due to weather and runway construction at the airport. We’ve been told we should be cleared for take off in 1 ½ hours.” We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Next announcement, “Ladies and gentleman we’ve been informed that we will be able to take off 3 hours late from here. Please get in line and we’ll try our best to get everyone re-routed due to this delay. Just to be clear the delay is due to weather, the weather has effected the construction of the runway and because of these 2 factors we are not responsible for any additional expense you might incur due to this. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Wow, never heard that excuse before.

Now we’re in the air. Flight was moving along well. Should be in by 8:05 p.m. and all flights have been delayed out of mSP so most should make their connection. Now from the pilot “ladies and gentleman, we’ve just been informed that the airport has been closed down due to Vice President Joe Biden being at the airport. We are now in a permanent holding pattern.”

Alright. Any bets as to when I do get home tonight?

Oh, this just in….we are now running low on fuel. We are now landing in Fargo, ND to refuel. No idea when we now get in.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie Olson permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:15 pm

    At least you got a shower in before you had to sit next to me on your flight 🙂

  2. October 27, 2009 9:29 pm

    That was lucky for you! You are now one of the great stories of my travels. Thanks for making that flight so enjoyable!

  3. Katie Olson permalink
    October 28, 2009 4:38 pm

    Poor Utah Guy on the other side of you was totally overwhelmed by our charm! We were hilarious, if I do say so myself! I’m still in the running for that huge account – traveling to Boston in the next couple weeks to close the deal. Let me know next time you are stranded in Mpls. I’m a heckuva tour guide!

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