TUESDAY TRAVEL  

elbman 41M  
1141 posts
6/21/2006 12:51 pm

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7/4/2006 10:59 am

TUESDAY TRAVEL

Just got travel itinerary sent yesterday…..finish packing suitcase, out of dryer……Leave House…..Pickup CFA w/Cheese for Lunch…..News on radio of airline computer snafu….shit….call travel dept….no other flights will do….arrive at airport…cars everywhere on Tuesday afternoon?....It’s the damn news trucks blocking everything…...north side parking full…..shit…..drive around…..south side parking full….shit…running late with airline check-in delay……drive back to north side…park in hourly parking….$28 / day…..someone’s gonna be pissed….more pissed if I miss my flight…… walk over to terminal…..lines everywhere…..people really pissed…..roam down to business class line…..only three people….sweet…..getting bad looks from people in regular line…..screw them…..if they had to put up with this crap all the time they could stand here too…..airline rep comes over…..I show him printed receipt and itinerary….hand writes a boarding pass in ball point pen (circa….1955)…..another lady hand writes luggage tags….I hate checking bags….damn TSA…..give bags to TSA (may never see them again)…..go to special security line….more dirty looks….screw them too…..debelt….de shoe….laptop in bucket…..wallet in bag…..boarding pass in hand……zip through metal detector…..get dressed again (I’d rather just lay on the metal detector)…….stroll down to gate……ohhh Ice Cream machine….eye out the drumstick….insert money….”Choose Another Selection”…..fuck I want the drumstick, if I had wanted something else I’d have chosen it……machine returns money….one paper dollar and one dollar coin….whatever……go wait at gate….give agent stupid paper boarding pass…..wait…..wait….she calls back up and still can’t assign seats or print passes……boarding at will (reminds me of Southwest, but no SW in AT…..calls for business class…..I go to board; agent questions……receipt whipped out…..bite me!......take my seat…..nice adult beverage before take off….takes forever for lemmings to board plane….lady complains about having to gate check giant bag…..dumbass……plane pushes back an hour late…..take off…an hour nap…..a coke and snack prior to landing…..land …..deplane……stroll to baggage claim…make pit stop……get to baggage claim…wait…..I hate baggage claim…..there is my equipment….wait…..wait…..no more bags….shit no suitcase…..I hate checking bags……fill out stupid paperwork…..go to get rental car……get phone call…..good phone call…..look at board for rental car….shit …..still broken….it’s been broken here for three weeks….go to counter….get paper work ……go to spot…..ohhhh Cadillac CTS….sweet….only going to have for one day…..but it’s gonna know it…..leave airport hit beltway…..zoom…..zip….dodge weave…..make way north….get phone call….damn client’s stuff is screwed up……I need to eat…..check into hotel….only room left is Jacuzzi Suite….sweet….wont get to enjoy it though….walk next door to eat….have food….drive to work……show up….fix stupid screw ups in 45 minutes……wait…..wait….I hate waiting almost as much as checking bags…..stupid software error….damnit….have to restage and download…..there’s 90 minutes wasted……wait some more….phone call…..back to work…..text msg about missing equipment for later this week…..damnit to hell….not my problem……finish work…..go back to hotel…..do some quick reading…..6:30 am bedtime……9:00AM … “BANG…BANG…BANG…HOUSE KEEPING!”……read the fucking sign and go away… half an hour later doze back off .…11:00AM…same voice…“BANG…BANG…BANG…HOUSE KEEPING!” …..walk to the door open it, use choice words, slam door…..fuckit….take shower….do some more reading….checkout….funny no one asked me how my stay was…..Marriott needs a property in this town…..I’ll just drive the half hour each way next time…..drive toward airport to repeat……

I waited 8 days to post this time.....


JustaSeeker 106F

6/21/2006 2:06 pm

Thanks. I was contemplating taking a new job with a great deal of travel. This reminds me why I hate all that.


elbman replies on 6/21/2006 6:01 pm:
It's typically business as usual....but every once in a while Murphy's Law rears it's head.....

frangipanigal 45F
10406 posts
6/21/2006 6:54 pm

And you think that's any good excuse to wait 8 days to post? Geez!!

You know what the punishement for posting late is don't you??

Frangi x


elbman replies on 6/21/2006 9:19 pm:
You don't scare me; you're half way around the world.......go ahead punish me all you want......I'd probably like it anyhow...

JustaSeeker 106F

6/21/2006 6:59 pm

Yes, I know all too well, and I fucking hate Murphy and he can kiss my lily white ass. Oops, sorry, forgot to be Justa there for a minute. But you know me in RL so THWI.


elbman replies on 6/21/2006 9:21 pm:
It's not all lilly white there is that little mark where your strap on rubs....errr....sorry guess that was a bit too personal huh......but menz have seen it too and they like it (but the ladiez likez it morez).

JustaSeeker 106F

6/22/2006 10:01 pm

The menz do like it, don't they... Who cares what the ladiez likez, I got my own fish to fry and they is not lady fish.


elbman replies on 6/24/2006 7:51 pm:
You gonna fry up Tuna.....it's better grilled.....

JustaSeeker 106F

6/25/2006 7:20 pm

You gonna fry up Tuna.....it's better grilled.....

Grrrrrrrr...
Tuna, schmoona!!
Grrrrrrrr...


elbman replies on 6/27/2006 12:00 am:
You were thinking more along the lines of fish sticks?

JustaSeeker 106F

6/28/2006 6:50 pm

You were thinking more along the lines of fish sticks?

Uh huh...

Actually fish fingers or planks or hungry man extra portion fish dinners. I have a large appetite.


elbman replies on 6/29/2006 6:23 am:
See those Hungryman comments are what has everyone so confuzed.....

BTW I hear they are onsale this week....2 for 1

JustaSeeker 106F

6/30/2006 4:57 pm

hungryman, yum, my favorite kind...and two for one little ole me...

what the hell, I may as well keep commenting on this same post...


elbman replies on 7/1/2006 2:38 am:
So you're a hungry man? Hungry menz are hungry for womenz......so I take it you're back to the womenz again?

JustaSeeker 106F

7/1/2006 4:20 pm

Ok, I ADMIT IT, YOU HAVE DRIVEN ME OVER THE EDGE NOW...

I am going back to being a man.

*ripping up gal card*
*shredding pantyhose*
*canceling subscription to Men's Health*
*calling Men's Health and renewing subscription*
Oops, I forgot...now I can read it for the articles.

This is all your fault!! You have got me so confused I don't know whether I'm coming or going, and if I had just got my lessons in Elbilosophy I would know what to think. This is all your fault!! Oh, I said that. I must still be a womanz.


elbman replies on 7/2/2006 5:56 pm:
How about this you can be like sexydisaster30 and ride the fence...who ever can get you off the most is which side of the fence you will be on...

JustaSeeker 106F

7/2/2006 9:47 pm

No thanks. I like my side of the fence and there are better things to ride. But if there's going to be a contest to see who gets me off the most...yababy. Bring it on.


elbman replies on 7/3/2006 9:25 am:
We'll justa have to make them take a number and you can score them individually......

JustaSeeker 106F

7/3/2006 1:27 pm

Finally, we agree on something.
Hahahahahaha. Ha.


elbman replies on 7/3/2006 5:00 pm:
But I'm gonna have to let the ladiez go first of course....

JustaSeeker 106F

7/3/2006 5:52 pm

You just have to have the last word, don't you?!? You know I'm justafiably mental on that and I can't let you have the last word and I don't care if it is your blog and, and, and so there!! Why am I even friends with you the way you torture me? *sob*

phew, I'm pooped...yum, strawberry maragarita...


elbman replies on 7/4/2006 10:59 am:
word.

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