Today I got up early, I had to pack my bag and catch the shuttle. My plane leaves at 10:30.
The shuttle came as scheduled on the half hour. I hoped in and off we went, I was the only passenger. The driver was busy chatting on the phone, having a heating discussion in some language I didn't recognize. We stopped at another big hotel to supposed pick up more passengers. No one came. I looked at my watch and like a cannon going off in my head, noted the time. I was late! Oh my God! An hour late!
Here I was in Dallas on Denver time. There is a difference you know!
I exclaimed to My Driver, "how long to the airport?" 20 minutes. "How long do you plan on sitting here?" Lady, you should have left earlier. "I know! How LONG do you plan on sitting here?" Lady, I have to wait blah, blah, blah. "OK, I know I should have left earlier, but I SCREWED up! Can you help me?" Lady, I have to wait until 9:52. You are supposed to leave 2 hours early. "I know that, I did, except I left 2 hours early, Denver time. Can you help me?" OK, we go now.
As we sped down the freeway I remembered hearing Zig Zigler talk about the 'agreement he had with the airlines.' He says, "If I'm not there on time, you can go ahead and leave without me."
10:15 I arrive at DFW, the ticket counter is not busy, in luck? No. The nice lady behind the counter, shakes her head and says I need to wait until the next flight. How many bags are you checking? "one. I need my power supply, let me unpack it."
The Attendant reissued me another ticket. Off I go through security. It's a short line, I unpack the pc, remove my shoes, stash my lip gloss in my pocket (a trick learned here on AR) and walk through the xray thingee. All is well, I redress, grab my jc and walk up to the gate, just in time to watch my original flight pull away.
Me and Zig have something in common. They left without me.
TGI Fridays ~ just when you though Macaroni and Cheese couldn't get any worse they FRY it! yuck.
TGI Fridays ~ my fork is real, my knife is light weight plastic, homeland security in action.
TGI Fridays ~ very nice folks here, do not make me rush
Airport climate ~ is it intentionally kept low to increase sweat shirt revenue? Is there a law requiring aiports sell only shirts with the location printed on them?
Texans ~ very friendly, smiling and nice, they exemplify southern hospitally in action.
Tipping ~ I wasn't able to save my day, but I made the day of some foreign shuttle driver. He tried, I appreciated his effort and rewarded him. Maybe he won't go home and kick his cat today.
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