Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dealing with ambiguity on vacation

At work we always use the term "dealing with ambiguity" as part of our competency definition. In a nutshell it's used to describe the ability to go with the flow.

Last night I got to experience it in a different context, when I found out that my long planned vacation, missed a key component. I didn't validate the information I was given about not needing a visa to get into Thailand. So, halfway on my trip I had to adjust plans on the fly and forego my stop in Bangkok... Never mind happy endings, this wasn't the happiest of beginnings to my vacation.

At least as much as it sucks, I now know better and I'll get to spend 12 fun filled hours in Bangkok's airport, waiting on my connection to Sydney.

The good news is that I was able to be flexible and am not letting the minor setback ruin the taste of this vacation.

Who knows, I may get to make it to the Great barrier reef after all...

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