But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
Robert Burns Scots Poem 1785
All of us at some point in our life have had plans go awry. They could have been simple plans, evil plans, vacation plans, business plans, financial plans or relationship plans. But it is part of life that plans don’t always go as envisioned or hoped for.
When I was serving in the military we would always include Murphy on the manifest for every mission we executed. We did this because we knew if anything could go wrong it would and that name was a constant reminder. It was a necessity to not only plan for redundancy but also to have a plan b.
The Ubon Ratchathani Chamber of Commerce made plans to offer taxi service with a home base at Ubon’s airport. This service was suppose to be active for testing May 1. I posted this story a few days ago but now I must recant it. Or at least part of it.
Things are not always as they seem. At the 11th hour there was a change of venue and the taxi service is now headquartered at Ubon Ratchathani main bus terminal. There are indeed here in town. I have seen them driving around, but without fares.
So if you read my story and bounded out of the airport terminal building after claiming your luggage from the carousel you would have been disappointed in your search for a blue and yellow sedan.
I can only surmise the reason for this change. There has been no reason given. But such is life. The only thing we can count on is change. You can still catch a cab at the bus terminal or call dispatch to come pick you up wherever you may be in Ubon Ratchathani.