My teammate stranded in France after a pastor's conference
Our guest speaker from Sierra Leone stranded in London on his way home
Another teammate's parents stranded in Rome on their way to visit Iasi
A friend from NYC stranded in Madrid en route to a vacation in Italy
A friend from Iasi stranded in Atlanta after visiting family there
And that's just immediate people I know. I can't imagine the millions of people on high school trips, business trips, vacations, and every crazy thing in between. I'm always up for a good adventure, and I will admit I'm slightly jealous of all of the scenarios above. FORCED to hang out in France, London, Rome, Madrid, or Atlanta? Not too shabby. But I know there are considerably less desirable situations than these, and I suppose even Madrid isn't so wonderful if you want to be in Tuscany. But alas. Hopefully this "act of God" (the official airline jargon) gets itself worked out soon enough. And all of our loved ones will come flying on home.