Only dead fish go with the flow.
– Andy Hunt
A little encouragement for those of you who, like me, always seem to be going in the opposite direction to everyone else. Rather that than go belly up!
One time I particularly remember was arriving at Nottingham train station, where I’d never been before. They were renovating the whole station, so things were all over the place. I had a back pack and small case on wheels. Off I went, carrying my bags up some steep steps and so onto the walkway over the tracks towards the Exit.
As I got up there, suddenly it seemed that the whole of Nottingham was advancing towards me. I soldiered bravely on, following the Exit signs I could see high up at the end of the passageway.
People were bashing into me, How Rude! But I held my ground.
Finally, the mob dissipated and I went down the steps alone. There I was wandering around a platform looking for the exit. A man and boy sitting on a bench waiting for a train had no idea where the exit was either.
Nonplussed, I went back up the stairs (carrying heavy bags) and into the passageway again.
This time, because it was empty, I could see signs stuck all along the walls, directing you to their new Temporary Exit.
In their wisdom, all these signs were placed at waist height; which meant that when the mob thronged through the passage, not one sign was visible.
Eventually, I found my way out to the Temporary Exit, with one novel thought:
Perhaps, sometimes, it is better to go with the flow!