I spent the better (or rather worse) part of an hour on the phone to Delta airlines this afternoon.
My online itinerary stated I was still "waitlisted" a few days after I spoke with a skymiles representative, so I needed to find out what was up with that.
Also, when I told my brother how pleased I was to get a nonstop flight in business class, he got pissy. It seems he wasn't planning on giving up that many of his frequent flier miles and ordered me to downgrade to coach. Apparently he needs some left in his account for when he has to fly 22 hours straight for work, and needs that upgrade in order to be somewhat presentable to the client he is meeting with. Bastard!
So I had to change my whole plan. I'm leaving a week later than originally planned and now I have two stops. One is in Detroit and the other in Newark. It's like some sort of cosmic joke. No offense to anyone reading who might live there, but these are not two locations I have ever dreamed of visiting, even if only in the airport.
But hey, at least I still get to go.
I'm not looking forward to sitting in a cramped seat for hours upon hours, but what I'm really not looking forward to is not getting to smoke for pretty much a whole day. Unless one of the airports I have to stop in has one of those crazy smokeboxes (ever see them in the St. Louis airport? It's like a zoo exhibit.), I'm SOL in the nicotine fix department.
And don't tell me to quit before I go. Don't remind me how gross it is and bad for me. It's the last vice I have, and I'm not ready to let it go quite yet.
When I finally land in Milan, I should resemble a crazed and very tired junkie on a binge.
I should really get a picture of that hotness.
For Your Scrapbook
- ► 2008 (100)
- I survived
- All the credit, none of the blame
- I Stand Corrected
- I Worship at the Church of Dateline
- Oh My
- "Fuck you, you sloppy nobody!"
- Limited Time Offer--Act Now!!
- I found it charming.
- Italy by way of Pooptown and Shitsburg
- Fuck you Barbie
- Happy Columbus Day!
- Ciao, suckahs!
- Weighing In
- Lowering the Bar
- Whiny kids and poop
- And now I'm back...from outer space....
- ▼ October (17)