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Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind

RSS By: Leigh Rubin,

A cartoonish look at life...

Time is relative

Apr 10, 2011

Just returned from a very fun couple of days at Texas A&M (Go Aggies!) where I had the pleasure of being the opening speaker in the Centennial Speakers Series. I was also asked to speak to an agricultural publications class which was fun as well as educational. Those are some sharp students!  After speaking with them I know I have a lot to learn about the most effective ways to use social media. (I wonder if I can get college credit for the class...)The entire trip went as smooth as could be...except when it came time to leave. I am paranoid about missing flights so I always make sure to be at the airport an hour and a half prior to departure time. Both checking in and going through security were a breeze. The first announcement (AKA “red flag’’) came about 25 minutes before the flight was to depart. (There were many more red flags after that). Apparently there were some “mechanical issues” ( which in this case was a euphemism for “a maintenance worker has bumped into one of the plane’s doors with a piece of equipment and damaged it so that it could not be shut properly and it is going to take a really long time to fix...’’) that would be resolved “shortly.” I am not sure what definition the airlines use for “shortly” but I suppose time is relative, right? In this case “shortly” was about seven hours later. Not being one used to having time to kill I decided to be as productive as possible during my unanticipated wait. I had lots of things that I needed to catch up on...the most important one being sleep. Now for those of you who think that sleeping isn’t particularly productive just remember, productivity, like time is relative, right?

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