Why had I come here anyway? People in airports are going somewhere- I was going nowhere fast! Here I was in Australia my adventure over in 5 weeks. How do you blow 3 grand in one month? No roof, no hope of getting home.
My face on the passport still smiling as I waited for a miracle. A man in a sharp suit observed “You’re not happy”
“Isn’t that obvious?!” I snapped
“Where are you trying to get to?” he said kindly.
“I’m sorry, it’s not your fault- Manchester”
“Here take this ticket. he insisted, “You need it more than me. I was going there, last minute. I thought it was over with my wife but I’ve realised some things are worth holding on to. She means more to me than this ticket. So here take it”.
As I boarded the plane I knew it was time to grow up.