I am quite sure you have asked yourself this question at some point. let me show you how it works.
Surely millions of Americans will not vote for Donald Trump to become President, who would be so stupid?
The UK could feasibly vote to leave the EU, but surely not – who would be so stupid?
Makes sense right? The Seemingly impossible and illogical happening because you simply cannot begin to understand what people are capable of despite what you yourself might think. If the last few years have taught me anything it is never to be surprised and what people are capable of.
Let me give you another example. I am currently writing this from Portugal, having headed off with the family for a late holiday. Great place Portugal, lovely people, fabulous weather and only about three hours flight from the UK so perfect for a week away.
Imagine my surprise when, as we are checking in a family discover that they have come to the wrong airport. Serious. I mean how the hell do people with enough brains to book a holiday to the Algarve manage to get all the way to the airport, laden with luggage, boarding asses in hand to discover that they have gone to Manchester airport instead of Leeds/Bradford airport.
Not only did they turn up at the wrong airport but so organised were they that they had booked a hotel nearby so that they did not have to travel to the airport the next day but were instead close by to allow them to sleep as late as possible and not face into getting up in the middle of the night to get there for the early flight.
On top of the hotel they had also made provision for parking for the week at the airport. At which point did they not think to be absolutely certain which airport they were flying from.
Honest, what sort of people must these be? The type that would vote for Brexit or Donald Trump? Truly they must be a special kind of thick right?
I shall tell you what sort of people they are if you have not already figured out where I am heading here, they are people like my wife and I because that is exactly what we have done. Instead of heading to the airport close to where we live we simply assumed that we were flying from the airport that we have used for our last 3 holidays and went there instead. We printed off all the boarding passes and holiday documentation and at no point actually checked it. We simply knew we had booked and paid for a holiday, that the flight left at 8.15am and that we needed to be on it.
It’s an expensive to make trust me, and £600 of new tickets and a few tears later we were on an alternate flight and despite missing our transfer we still managed to get to the resort just as the shuttle we would have been on arrived at the hotel.
You just never know what people are capable of do you…