There are people in this world we have to be able to trust.
When you are in for surgery, you have to be confident your medical team knows exactly what they are doing.
When your dentist freezes your gums you need to know that drill won’t hurt.
When you leave your car with a mechanic prior to a family vacation, you have to be confident he knows how to properly check your brakes.
We’ve all heard stories about surgical errors and fake dentists, and I got a scare on a mountain road when the person changing my tires did not properly tighten the lug nuts.
Airline pilots may get your trust just by the way they walk so confidently through the airport. Well dressed and groomed, wouldn’t you just follow them anywhere?
Then comes the pilot in Calgary: made it to the cockpit but too drunk to fly to Cancun.
Luckily the co-pilot turned him in. Good thing they hadn’t been drinking together.
He got a sentence of 8 months for violating the trust you need to give.
Let me know how you feel about that, and tell me who you are going to have to trust, next.