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July 19, 2006

Just Laugh

I've determined that I've pissed someone off in a former life...that's the only explanation for it all.

So I made it through the evening at the ghetto hotel safely. I arrived to the airport in one piece. However, my flight was delayed an hour and a half. Now let me remind you, this is my first trip to KC after being hired and I'm already a day late.

The flight was luckily uneventful. My luggage was sitting there from the night before where I promptly grabbed it, headed for the restroom and changed into clothes that I had not slept in and that did not reek of smoke. I set up a little corner of the sink and tried to make myself look as presentable as possible. Eck!

My reservation for my car rental had been canceled due to my delay, despite the fact that I called them. Luckily, they still had cars available.

Although I typed the address of the office on my phone, the place it was taking me, the street was not there. I had to call the office and get directions. I started to follow their directions and things just weren't making sense. I turned around to go the other direction and about 5 minutes later, I get a call from the office telling me they told me the wrong way and to meet them at the restaurant for lunch. So now I am late, I feel gross, and I'm keeping them from food! lol, not a good combo!

Of course the day would not be complete without my meal being wrong (I'm not sure what people don't understand about "no dressing please") However, I was the big laugh at lunch, good or bad!

It got to the point today that whenever something went wrong...small or big...I just had to laugh...and I've been laughing a lot today.

Probably out of pity, my boss tells me to go ahead and check into my hotel and relax at 3pm. I arrive to a packed hotel (but a hell of a lot better than the one last night), and walk into a handicapped room. I'm not sure if it was because of the drain in the middle of the bathroom, the missing tub and everything being a couple of feet lower, or the irony of me being issued a handicapped room....but it was freakin' funny.

Let me tell you, I got to my room, fell to the bed, and I fell asleep within 10 minutes. So far, the roof hasn't fallen in; I haven't set the place on fire. However, I did almost have stroke when I logged into the internet and saw that they would charge me $2.95 for 15 minutes and then 25 cents a minute after that. I found alternate methods...

I'm looking forward to a good night of sleep and smooth sailing from here on out.

Posted by Sissy at July 19, 2006 12:15 AM | TrackBack

I hope you slept well. You deserve it. Keep laughing and good luck. I hope everything else goes smoothly from now on.

Posted by: Sticks at July 19, 2006 04:45 AM

This post is exactly why I really didn't want a job with much travel again. You are channeling me.....
and I am sorry.

Hope it's all out of your system now. Have a great rest of the trip!

Posted by: Tammi at July 19, 2006 05:59 AM


I didn't know that rooms could BE handicapped. Does it get to park in all the good parking places, too?

Posted by: Ogre at July 19, 2006 08:32 AM

Heheheh... Ogre beat me to it.

I'll have to talk to the Big Guy, and see if He can't make things get better for you.

Just remember, laughing so much means that you're not far from losing it. :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 19, 2006 09:32 AM

Let me know if you feel like getting a rifle and climbing a clocktower...I'll be your spotter. I'll bring some beer and and extra ammo. With some careful aiming, I think we can alleviate some of this ATL traffic, too.

In the meantime, safe travels.

Posted by: zonker at July 22, 2006 12:38 AM

Don't you love how much these hotels charge for Internet service. Reminds me of cell phone rates ten years ago.

Posted by: Shawn at July 24, 2006 08:09 PM