Dave's 2¢ on... Mother Nature messing with you

Freeman, Dave
January 2005
Portable Design;Jan2005, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p10
In this article the author narrates his experiences when he was planning to travel from Dallas to Toronto via Chicago. The Chicago connection would allow me to meet another colleague. When 1 got to the airport at about 5 am, thunderstorms were moving in. I knew that this was going to be an "interesting" morning. DFW Airport has a policy that when lightning is visible, the ramps are shut down for 15 minutes. On that day Mother Nature would release another lightning bolt just often enough so we stayed inside that 15-minute window. This lasted for about three hours. I don't ask for directions when I'm lost and I don't ask someone to unplug something, even when it's an entertainment device. The ladies were nice and we talked about how much they loved their iPODs. They were on their way home from Hawaii and had listened to music all the way to Dallas. One lady mentioned she had lost her first iPOD after leaving it on a plane a couple of months ago. She then had to decide whether to purchase a new device or use the money she saved for its intended purpose, buying a new oven. The iPOD won.


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