It's not how much you know, but what you know

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by Tim Burdick on 18 July, 2013

On the way back to Prague, I was travelling by train (true story). I had little time to make the connection in České Budějovice.   I was sitting in my seat, repeating the sentence which I would ask the conductor. "Excuse me, Sir, could you tell which platform the train to Prague leaves from?" 


"Prominte, pane, mohl byste mi rict z jakeho nastupiste odjizdi vlak do Prahy?" 

I kept repeating this phrase over and over again. Actually, by the time, my train arrived in CB, I was sweating.  As our train stopped, I jumped off and ran to the first conductor. A huge man with a droopy mustache. I said to him in a panicky voice, "Vlak do Prahy?" (The train to Prague?) 


He stared at me and then pointed at a nearby train "Tam" (There.)



I set a station record for making a connection in under 5 minutes. 

The train left 30 minutes later. Sigh. 


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