Scenario 42 - Get Me to the Airport!

Updated: May 29, 2021


Work sent you to India for 2 weeks on a business trip and you got through it without incident. You had concerns about coming in the first place due to the recent turmoil. The Supreme Court of India passed a ruling that led to protests and violence between extremist guerilla groups and the government/police. The police had been harming civilians and foreigners or imprisoning them without reason. The extremist groups were kidnaping foreigners, especially Americans, claiming the US influenced the trial.


You couldn’t bring your normal gear due to international travel restrictions, so you picked up a few things at a local market: food/water/knife/small pellet gun. You pack to head home, planning to ditch the knife and pellet gun before you get to the airport. You check out and head towards the private driver the company hired for your stay, who also happened to be a taxi driver. Walking out of the hotel, you immediately hear yelling, and there's people running in the distance. You get into the car and tell the driver “airport”. He throws a fit saying there is protests and chaos in the city. Of course, this worries you, but you just want to get out. You promise him a big tip and he reluctantly agrees to proceed.


30 mins into your drive, you're now passing through the epicenter of the protesting. You hear a massive explosion blocks away. Gunfire erupts from VERY close. Stuck in bumper to bumper traffic you and the driver notice the gunfire is getting closer and must act quick. The airport is about 10 blocks away from your location. You could try to make it on foot, but there is no way to know if the airport is shut down due to the explosion and violence, or you could escape and hunker down. Run-ins with the police or the extremists could spell disaster for you. Either way, this fight has been brewing for some time and could potentially keep you stuck for a long time.


Caveats:

  • There are large office buildings nearby.

  • Police and extremists are potentially all around or close by.

  • You have your luggage, and the extra gear you bought.

What's your move?

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