Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Worry Wart Part II
About a week ago I wrote a post about worrying. I was worrying about flying in Eastern Europe so close to the Black Sea, where Russia and Ukraine and Crimea have been unsettled and there had been terror concerns surrounding the Sochi Olympics.
Now I have another reason to worry; the Malaysian Airlines plane that disappeared over water. It frightens me to find out that some countries are lax about checking passports. It frightens me that there is a period of about an hour when a flight over water is out of contact with radar or radio or any kind of tracking. I have flown back and forth across the Atlantic six times in my life and never worried about it before, but I am worrying about it now.
I hate worrying. It takes all the fun out of life. Instead of looking forward to a trip, I find myself dreading it for weeks at a time. Should I back out and disappoint my friends with whom we are supposed to travel? Can we get any money back? Will my husband lose patience with my nervousness? Or should I just decide to go and try to put it out of my mind for now?