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appearances

January 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
forbidden world by antje b.
forbidden world, a photo by antje b. on Flickr.

Today I learned two lessons.

The first one is: don’t trust location apps absolutely. Mine led me astray to the tune of 5km and one hour of wasted time. It caused my feet to hurt, and it caused me to find the shop I had been looking for about an hour after I first pretty much walked past it.

As luck would have it, the boss of the company owning the shop, who I am working for these two days as a contractor, was in the very same shop as I walked in. Clearing out some products, he offered me to have one. It wasn’t what I had come there for but I accepted gracefully and was rewarded by the shop manager, who when I replied to his question whether I worked for the company that I kind of did until tomorrow, offered me a staff discount on my shopping! I dare say I made good use of it.

So this is the second lesson: Sometimes being at the right place at the right time involves being late due to looking for the right place in all the wrong ones.

:-)



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