With travel, nothing ever goes as planned. There's only so much you can research ahead; the rest you have to live through. When we landed in Majorca, our taxi driver informed us that the buses are all extremely slow and not very reliable for getting places. That information immediately squashed our hopes of navigating around the island with $1.50 bus fare.
The next big let down happened when we found out that the last bus left for the airport at 2 a.m. and didn’t start up again until 6 a.m. Since our flight was at 6:30 a.m., we woke up at 1 a.m. (running on catnaps alone) to catch the bus to the airport. We got there only to find out that there were no more airport buses and the information on the sign had been incorrect. Luckily, we found a taxi that took us to the airport, and spent the next 12 hours with layovers and wait times.
These snags, while annoying, are a great test of creative thinking and problem solving. They stretch your limits and help you think outside the box. No bus? Look online for a taxi station. No taxi? Time to start the two-and-a-half hour walk to the airport, I suppose (thank the Lord we didn’t need to use this option).
Travel plans gone wrong are never expected, and neither are problems at work. Before an employer hires you, they’ll want to know that you can keep a calm head and work through whatever problem gets thrown at you. Sharing stories of your resourcefulness in a travel jam is a great way to emphasize that you’re the type of employee they need to hire.