Today’s coping tip is to look for the good in people around you today.
I’m working remotely today in New York. I flew up last night to be with my daughter, and it’s my 19th trip of the year. Yes, I spend a lot of time in airports.
Travel has been more of a hassle this year because of staffing and schedules. It has gotten better for me over time, but things still seem to take longer than in 2019.
Many businesses inside airports are busy. Not enough staff and lots of customers. Sometimes not enough supplies. However, I think most people are doing the best they can. I have learned to assume employees are trying to help and think they are making their best effort.
I also find lots of people are understanding and tolerant of delays and supply issues. The process can be annoying, but it seems to me the relatively rare person that isn’t acting “good” overall.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.