It was my last day at Ireland West Airport today. It’s a bittersweet day. I’ve loved my summer job there. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about other people.
When I first started there I wasn’t sure that I’d have the courage to walk up to strangers and carry out a survey. I did it with no bother and not only that I enjoyed talking to them.
I also used to take it quite personally when someone refused to answer. I quickly got over that. We have no idea how people are feeling so it’s absolutely fine if they don’t want to talk and I still wished them a safe journey.
I smiled a lot more. People respond much better if you smile. I loved the little glimpse into people’s lives. I loved talking to them about their holiday and I was always interested in what they had to say and what the highlights of their trip was.
I also heard all about Brexit, car hire rip offs and lots of other things. I loved the buzz of the airport. It’s such a happy place to work in.
Now I have to look for something else to keep me out of mischief and pay the bills. It was great while it lasted.