We almost missed our flight yesterday. There was a huge strike in Rome so it took much longer than expected to get to the airport. When we got there it was half an hour until liftoff. I felt certain we would miss our flight, but we soldiered on and ran to the check-in and rushed through the security. When we at last reached our gate, it was already time for takeoff. As luck would have it, however, our flight was running late and we could even enjoy one last caffè americano before departure.