Dealing with unexpected problems
Based on Real Life Story

You have to catch a plane in less than 10 minutes! Hurry up, dude! But, wait, where are you? You are in a toilet cubicle… sited. You are actually having a shit on an airport toilet. ‘Fortunately, there’s enough toilet paper… hehe. No, wait… OMG, the toilet paper ended and I have to catch the plane!’ What do you do in these types of situations?


You had your goal and it was perfectly planned. You only had to take a quick shit and catch the damn plane. It was easy. But sometimes – and only sometimes… – life doesn’t exactly adjust to our plans and reality hits us on the face.

When unexpected problems appear life it’s not about having the perfect clean shit, but about catching the plane, even if it hurts at first.

Some situations when plans won’t work and you’ll need to be creative:

  • Meeting someone.
  • Partying.
  • Any big project you can think of.
  • Traveling.
  • Fighting.

Can you think of any other situations? Speak up.

Ways to get creative, don’t limit yourself:

  1. Grab the first idea that comes into your mind. Remember that you don’t have much time.
  2. Continue linking ideas until something clicks.
  3. Trust your intuition.
  4. Act.
  5. Learn from the experience.

Well, how did that toilet dude solve the problem? (you know, it wasn’t me, it was a friend ;]). He got creative and grabbed all the cellulose that was there. That included a toilet paper roll and a newspaper. You can imagine the rest. Hilarious? I know, but sometimes shit doesn’t go your way and you have to move on, pain included. Share this story if you’ve liked it!