In August of 2012, I was blogging the Global Leadership Summit for the second time, and had to fly in from some other conference first. Then I had to head to Des Moines for a family reunion before heading back home to Minneapolis.
To save on airfare, I decided to take the Megabus from Chicago to Des Moines at the recommendation of a friend. I had never even heard of the Megabus before; other than trips in youth group back in high school, I don’t think I’ve ever even taken a bus anywhere at all. So I was a bit reluctant to do this, but decided to give it a try.
It was an absolute disaster! I tweeted some of the experience while it was happening in real time, and to top things off, my iPhone started giving me problems during the tweets.
A friend of mine who had also blogged the conference (and rented a car to get back when his flight was cancelled, in spite of my encouragement to him to join me in my journeys on the Megabus!), got a good laugh at my experience and posted the play-by-play at Storify. I came across this again the other day, and it still cracks me up. Now, here it is for everyone’s enjoyment.
The lesson: Friends don’t let friends take the Megabus!