Why does my plane have to leave at this ungodly hour? Like there was no other air plane available at a better suited time. I am totally pissed off. I opened my little pocket notebook and scribbled ‘Steve I am gonna kill you’. Steven Roberts is the travel guy at Escrow Innovations. What kind of a shit name is that for a company? How on earth did I land up in that country in the first place is baffling!! I should have never gone, Michelle kept telling me, I should have listened to her. I already miss her. Damn this job! So many thoughts running through my mind, I keep quiet in the taxi, I don’t want to show the driver that I am irritated, why would he care anyway? I tell him to drive a little faster, he nodded his head. I get pissed off when people don’t reply me and this taxi driver nods his head. I keep calm, looking outside and try to enjoy the breeze that flows in through from the window. I tell myself, I have more than enough time to catch my flight. It is bad enough I have a flight to catch at 3.15 in the morning, I am sleepy and now this driver…does he even understand what is 40kmph on an empty highway? I left my house at 12.30; I have absolutely no idea why…
With the breeze blowing from the window, I soon fell asleep only to be woken up by the driver after some length of time.
“Sir airport” “Sir airport” he kept saying;
“Huh! Airport?” “Okay”…I looked at my watch; it was 1.45 – a good 1 and a half hour ahead of my departure. I paid him the money and let him go.
I enter the airport showing my ticket to the policeman at the door. I walk towards the CT machine that scanned my luggage. Walking forward, a female official stops me and says “Sir, can I have a look at your ticket”
I show her my ticket, looking at it she says “I’m sorry Sir but you are unable to board any flight from this airport with this ticket”
“Why? I have a flight to New York at 3.15 from this very airport”
“Whatttt, this can’t be” I asked the lady, how long it would take me to the other airport, would I be able to reach early enough to catch my flight? “Not possible Sir, Cochin is a long way off from here”
I was going to miss my flight. What would my wife think back home, I couldn’t even go to the right airport. Maybe I shouldn’t go back… maybe I should stay here…book another ticket for later…? I don’t know what to do…