When we travel on our business trade shows, we always come out with a new experience… But this time, we almost didn’t make it.
We arrived in the Atlanta Georgia Airport, looking forward to relaxing in a cool hotel room after a long day of traveling and adjusting to the thick humid air. We flagged down a taxi, and packed the 7 large bodies of our team into the old van, losing an inch of clearance as each person stepped into the van.
Packed shoulder to shoulder, the driver gunned it towards our destination. We thought nothing of it, until we reached the freeway…
The driver swerved through near-impossible gaps, with each grinding turn revealing the crunch of the old worn shocks that haven’t been replaced in years. It was clear the van was overloaded; and at one point, we questioned if the driver was loaded (on drugs) too.
Clinging to the hope of a safe arrival, we veered of the exit and into the winding maze of Atlanta, Georgia. After a few heart-pounding stops, and almost rear-ending another car, we finally arrived at our hotel with the feeling of relief, and a new appreciation for life.
We do a lot of traveling, and although the experience was unsettling, it’s fun to look back on the crazy adventure and laugh.