As if it wasn’t chaotic enough getting through an insanely busy (but rewarding) work week, while simultaneously keeping up with the 4-mile United scandal on the forums, the “icing on the cake” this week is losing my iPhone. Major bummer. No, not the usual “I-lost-my-phone”-pity-cries when in reality, it’s buried in my bottomless purse or under the couch cushion; this time it happened for real – I’ve been more than 24 hours without my beloved iPhone – I deem it vanished.
Well, rather than catching up a 163 page thread on FlyerTalk (which I normally do on my phone on my commute home) about UA’s “official” response (…or lack of it in my opinion) to the HKG ticketing, I cracked up when I saw a particular post, because not only is it so true and relevant to what’s going on, it sums up the situation in a brilliantly humorous way: (Posted by Jesperss on FT).
The Stages of a Break Up Applied to United Airlines
- Shock: “It’s been four days, I can’t believe they are canceling!”
- Denial: “The DoT will force them to overturn the cancellations!”
- Anger: “I’m never going to fly UA again! Say goodbye to my $400 in bookings a year!”
- Bargaining: “They should fly us in coach. They should give us 100k miles in compensation”
- Depression: “I never thought it would get canceled. This is so wrong”
- Acceptance: “I never thought it would work anyway. At least I tried”
Ha – who needs to read hundreds of whining and complaining posts when a little humor can sum it all up and make light of the situation in a few sentences.
P.S – Is there a way/or app to locate my iPhone (no I don’t have iCloud) under the assumption that it does not have any battery life left? I feel naked without it!