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I've lost my way.
That is not a real disaster.
take some time to refind direction.
But, at this moment, I am Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport).
This is familiar territory, an area
where I used to work.
I've just arrived. Now I'm looking for bus 169 towards Amstelveen. (/...line169). I've walked to the bus stop on automatic pilot, but bus 169 seems to have vanished. With great astonishment, I staring at a sign for bus hundredninetynine. Schiphol is a dynamic environment, with continuous construction work going on. But hiding a complete bus is bit overdone. Will I now face difficulty getting off Schiphol (www.schiphol.nl/...)? This is rediculous.
U call my appointment in Amstelveen to tell I'll be late due to logistic problems. She says bus 169 still rides it route as usual. Well, here I am, specialised in logistic planning. As a stupid, newly arrived tourist I reluctantly stroll towards the kiosk.
I press a few buttons and the screen shows a map, with the 169 bus stop, exactly at the point where I just came from. Might I have overlooked something? Utterly confused I walk back again. No, the bus stop really isn't there any more.
Shall I take a taxi? No, that's below my level of honour. Go and ask for directions. There is no alternative. Like a very dumb blond I board bus 174, which does ride to Amstelveen. "O, that's the 199 nowadays" says the driver, with a heavy Amsterdam accent. "but the route still is exactly the same" he adds happily.
Hmm, the mental fog moves away, and I get a clear picture. This is a referential integrity problem.
· May 2000
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