As we journey through life, we are every day making connections on several different levels. In our personal lives we connect we our loved ones and friends on an emotional and intellectual level. In our businesses or work we make connections that help us accomplish our tasks and be successful. On a cerebral level we make connections continually in our brains that make all the other connections possible.
We are each one of us quite well connected.
Just like missing a flight connection, human beings can also miss a connection or even get on the wrong plane. The reasons for failing to make a connection can be several. It could have been due to bad information. Perhaps the flight was marked at the wrong gate. It could be because the information was misinterpreted. It was thought the plane was at gate 5A instead of 5B. Another possibility is a failure to gather information or having gathered too little information. The flight was leaving at 6:30, from where or on what airline you had no idea.
Making connections is essential to my job as a home inspector, more importantly I have to recognize when someone has missed a connection. This is not always easy. After all no one is standing around with a bag looking upset as a plane soars off into the sky.
Take for example this gas supply for the kitchen range. Looks okay, hard pipe coming through the wall, it has a sediment trap and shut off valve.
And a yellow pipe going through the side of a cabinet.
The pipe exits on the other side where it has been connected to the appliance gas connection. That is the darker yellow pipe.
This is a wrong connection, a missed flight.
The appliance connector should be directly connected to a shut off at this connection point. The information is quite clear on this point. My belief is the stove location was moved from where the shutoff valve is located and so this extension was improvised. Improvisation could be said to be making connections on the fly.
While the connection was made and the range works, someone got on the wrong plane.
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