Adventures in the Lone Star State

Journey Home

After completing my last internship, I was ready to get home to California. I was making a pit stop in Denver for my roommate’s wedding, but I planned on being home by the weekend. When I was sitting at the airport, I heard the airline representative get on the loudspeaker and announce that she was looking for one volunteer. I didn’t pay too much attention to it at first, but then my mind starting working. I asked this little girl next to me what the conditions were and she said that I would fly the next morning at 6:45am. Wow…early flight. So, I figured that if they were going to bump somebody to this early flight that I might be able to get something good out of the deal. As I approached the counter, this rather large gentleman beat me to the punch and he was offering his wife’s seat. As I stood in the background listening, I heard the flight attendant say that his wife would be flying first class the following morning in addition to receiving a $400 flight voucher, a night in the local Holiday Inn, and some meal vouchers. I was quite bummed to learn this because I knew that I wasn’t going to be receiving any of the free goodies.

As I sat there waiting for the plane to load, two men approached the counter and were complaining about their tickets being canceled. I listened attentively (yes, I was eavesdropping) and was excited to learn that they really wanted to be on the flight. I was in no particular rush because I would still arrive in time for Chris’s wedding if I flew the following morning. The lady at the counter noticed me and asked if I still was willing to give up my seat. I told her that as long as I made the morning flight, I would be willing to give it up. There were stood hearing “Final Call…” in the background. I started to get nervous as I wasn’t sure if I was going to be giving up my seat or not and I didn’t want to have the other flight attendants (who were at the next gate loading the plane) close the doors on me. Finally, I was given a green light to stay and receive the vouchers! I was very excited to get all of these free goodies.

I awoke the following morning quite early (4:30am) because the hotel alarm clock was set to the wrong time (it was about 15 minutes fast). I arrived safely in Denver and John-Evan picked me up in our sexy, cream-colored PT Cruiser convertible. It was a total chick car, but oh well. I’ll have to teach J-E to stand up for his rights at the car rental counter. Not only did we get this unsightly car, but J-E actually paid for the insurance (an extra $40).

To be continued…

August 11th, 2007 at 11:10 am

3 Responses to “Journey Home”

  1. Mark Says:

    I saw the car and can vouch that it truly was sexy.

  2. Rebecca Says:

    aw, man, I laughed so hard at that last post… wow… haha

  3. SarahLee Says:

    awww, i love you and john-evan :) two of my favorite guys!!!

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