A Day of Twists and Turns
Some days head off in unexpected directions. I woke up at 4:00, to get to the airport around 5:00 for a 6:00 flight. When I checked online, there were the dreaded words...flight canceled. I called the airline. "They're sending a bus from here to Milwaukee," the clearly weary agent said. So, I headed to the airport to take a bus. To catch my next flight.
The ticket counter was empty. I asked about the bus. "Oh, that left at 5:00. I can rebook you for tomorrow morning, and as a little token for the pain in the ass we've been, here's a voucher for $75."
Thinking I'm going nowhere until tomorrow morning, I head to work. My boss calls. "Have you looked at the prices of other tickets on other airlines, so you can get here today?" Well. No. I didn't think of that. I didn't actually know that you could buy a ticket and then fly a couple of hours later. Guess what? You can.
I bought another ticket, went to the airport. My boarding pass chirped in the machine. The desk agent whirled around and asked, "Are you willing to sit in an exit row?" Sure. So I'm luxuriating in the leg room, and someone comes to my seat. "Lucia?" "Yes." "You've got a seat in first class. Here's your boarding pass." "Bonus!" I say. One of the benefits of being a frequent traveler. Out of 16 first class seats, I'm the only woman.
So after flights through Detroit and to Baltimore, and a drive in a zippy rental car, here I am, in the exact center of nowhere Maryland. Where we have offices and a warehouse.
True confession o' the day: I looked and looked for a tattoo design I liked, and then when I was looking through a book of corporate logos, there it was. Believe it or not, it's a slightly morphed version of the Daiwa company logo. It's a sport fishing company. Anyway, I got it from Brian at Capitol City Tattoo on Willy Street.