Despite selling out venues all across the globe, singer-songwriter Passenger still misses his days of busking. Before the
Passenger is a time travel story about a young girl named Etta, who is a violin prodigy living in New York City. Etta feels pressure from both her mother and teacher to be perfect and exhibits her talent throughout the beginning of the story, but readers can relate to her scenario of having to sound perfect all the time (I say "sound", because she is a violin player, after all).
A haiku is a Japanese three-line poem, 17 syllables, written in 5/7/5 syllable count. After three hours on the runway, then a cancelled flight, followed by six more hours at the airport, it was time to devote myself to this ancient literary form.
As a frequent Uber rider, I've come up with a few guidelines that will make the experience even smoother for both drivers and passengers.
Keeping a plane at the gate may be the ultimate way to say, "We care." It requires that an employee ignore years of training and be willing to face real consequences on an upcoming performance review. The message is unmistakable: You're important to us.
We can't seem to go a week without reading yet another story about airline missteps. But for most of us, it's not the airline staff that makes us dread a long flight: It's our fellow passengers.