My flight to Buffalo connected through Philadelphia. There are many things to worry about on a 6:30 am flight in December to Buffalo, but clouds in Philadelphia were not on the list. The result was a late departure, a missed connection, a flight rescheduled two hours later, sensory overload of “Phillies World Series Champion” keepsakes in gift shops, pushed back meetings, pushed back return flight, and a very late return home that night.
The benefits: my wife surprised me by putting up the Charlie Brown Christmas tree that we got off the clearance floor last year, my daughter surprised me by not pulling it down, and my return flight went through Dulles so I had a chance to get Five Guys with an order of fries.
It also led to a new decision. I need to upgrade my phone.