Thursday, December 12, 2013
Stranded … or not!
As I write this, I am at Hong Kong International Airport. I was supposed to be on a flight back to Singapore after a short trip with my brother's family and my mother. However, due to something "operational", the flight has been delayed for more than 5 hours. The Captain of the flight had reported sick. The airline was very gracious, giving us a meal (each person about HK$120), and trying to get people back via other airlines, etc. What bugged me was that I had not activated my insurance. On my other holidays, I had always activated my travel insurance but this time, it had slipped my mind because of the short notice. My trip was only confirmed last Thursday and I flew to Hong Kong on Saturday. Murphy comes through again! Sigh! I suppose I have to be thankful that it was only a delay and not something more serious. Learning from Merlin Carruthers (I hope I got the name right), I still need to say, "Praise The Lord!" At least I had more time to explore the airport … it's not as if I had money to spend on the merchandise in the branded stores ☺️. Well I have another 50 minutes or so before boarding. Better catch up on some sleep 😴