Monday, August 27, 2007

Some perspective please

Like many tech/business reporters (well okay ALL so-called mainstream media types), I’ve been through some job stresses of late.

Change is good and all that but stress is stress and it's easy to get caught up in it. You know, rapped around your own axle. Then something snaps you out of it.

Case in point: On a recent trip to Toronto, the car service guy and I chatted curbside while we waited for his driver. He said he’d been a flight attendant for 25 years, with Pan Am and others.

“Why did you leave?” I asked.

“I went through and survived three hijackings. That was enough,” he said. He was on one flight on which several passengers were executed.


See what I mean?

1 comment:

Stacy said...

good lord. ok, at least our purges and industry turmoil tend to be literally bloodless. more or less.

"journalism: at least our industry isn't as screwed up as the airlines!"