Thursday, July 22, 2010

An inconvenience rightly considered

G.K. Chesterton apparently once wrote:

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

A worthy philosophy! I’ve been sitting in the cafeteria at JFK contemplating last night’s “adventure” ... The bus left Binghampton 50 minutes late – and 50 minutes after they closed the bus station! - putting me in Port Authority at 1 am. There were no buses from Port Authority at that hour. The policemen were not friendly and the taxi drivers were over friendly but I went with a pleasant Egyptian who showed me all his beautiful photos of the NYC while we drove. Terminal # 3 is closed at 2 am but I joined a few others in a small waiting room and caught a few winks on the floor before 4 am when passengers started lining up for the early morning flights.

But I’m alive and well and have had many interesting conversations. I’m sure this is an adventure! J


Tim and Susan said...

Sorry for the's all in our perspective. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

You mean the Port Authority in New York? You had problems there again? (^_^) I'm like fifteen minutes from there. You could've shot me a buzz.


Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

Yes, Port Authority again! And since my biggest problem was that I couldn't find a phone booth...

I wanted to phone the (seemingly invisible) company whose website said they did JFK runs 24/7! But there was no phone booth.