Geese and ash

Learning from my travel-related cancellations and delays over the past couple of years, I reckon it is time to rewrite Murphy’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong

to something slightly more appropriate, Toennesen’s Paradox:

Anything that cannot go wrong will go wrong.

I hardly even travel enough to fall under the wannabe jet-setter category, yet I have been disproportionately affected by the unlikeliest events when trying to go somewhere. These include a blizzard, a burst tire on a Sudan Airways plane, a goose in a jet engine, fog and now a friggin’ Icelandic volcano in combination with ‘ideal’ jet winds…

My travel life is turning into a Murakami novel. In retrospect, I should never have included “spewing” in the title line of the previous post…

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  1. Well, at least you are not stuck in Mumbai…

  2. Christian Toennesen

    Here is some reading material to kill time in the departure lounge.

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