The ‘Colossal Mistake’ May Lead to a Colossal Bill
A first-lesson faux pas caused damage, although it wasn’t readily apparent.
By Jason McDowell
March 23, 2022
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series. You can read the first part here.
One of my favorite writers is an adventure travel writer named Tim Cahill. He has made a career of getting into precarious situations in remote corners of the globe, deftly extricating himself from danger, and then writing about it so we can experience his adventures from the comfort of our living room couches.
Intimately familiar with dangerous animals, sketchy border crossings, and angry men with guns, Tim once observed, “An adventure is never an adventure when it happens. An adventure is simply physical and emotional discomfort recollected in tranquility.” It was this mantra with which I consoled myself as I faced the reality that I might have just ruined my newly purchased airplane.
Story credit: Flying Magazine; https://www.flyingmag.com/the-colossal-mistake-may-lead-to-a-colossal-bill/