I was mulling over how travelling works recently and how many people are really stressed when they travel. I realized that I never really have problems traveling and have several hypotheses to successfully traveling. This post is here to lay a groundwork of traveling and how to not get overwhelmed. Without further ado I give to you:
The Rules of Understanding Traveling:
For anything which runs on a schedule (or a pre-scheduled shuttle)
- If you arrive early for the scheduled transport, the transport will be late.
- If you arrive on time or late to a transport, it will arrive early.
- If you don't know what time the transport will show up- when you arrive at the stop it will have just left and you will have to wait at least 10 minutes.
(TL;DR: Arrive early, expect to wait a while)
Extra rules for airports:
- Every single flight check in will be empty except yours.
- Everything will cost at least 50% at an airport.
- If the airport uses a subway transport system (or something similar), that will break down when you arrive
These rules seem negative and a bit extreme, but if you expect these things will happen they won't actually bother you when it does happen. It is basically an idea of Muphy's Law, except applied to getting from point A to point B. This is a short post but hopefully it will motivate me to write something more interesting later.