Thursday, August 10, 2006

Holy crap...

My boss is a difficult man. He's a good man, but he's a difficult man. He flew to the UK last Friday for a 10 day vacation with his 17 year old, and has had nothing but trouble since he got there.

First of all, American Airlines lost his luggage. As of yesterday, they still didn't have their bags! That's 5 days WITHOUT luggage, folks. In a foreign country. Nice.

American Airlines STILL had no idea where the bags were at as of Tuesday afternoon, when my coworker was trying to help track them down and was told specifically by the "customer service" agent on the phone that since she wasn't the one travelling, she wasn't going to help her, and then hung up on her. Clearly, she's one of those types of people that doesn't realize there are bosses in this world that don't know how to take care of themselves without an assistant. Our boss is one of those people (remember, I'm now in charge of all of his insurance needs...because that's fun.), and did NOT want to speak to the airline folks about his lost luggage any more than my coworker did. She finally had to tell him to take care of it himself, though, because she had work to do, and she wasn't getting anywhere with them, and - oh yeah - THEY AREN'T HER BAGS THAT ARE MISSING! Sucks to be him, but thems the breaks...

And now. Now we have to have some terrorist plot that might prevent him from having a decent travel day today (he's going from Scotland to Ireland this morning), and likely will make it more difficult for him to get home from Dublin on Sunday. I mean, here's to hoping he has an easy time of it, but it's doubtful now, isn't it? Thank GOD he left London 2 days ago, and doesn't have to deal with the Heathrow crap, right? Jeezy chreezy...

The boyfriend and I will be travelling through Chicago next week to go to a wedding in South Bend, Indiana on the 19th. We've been looking forward to the trip for a while now, and won't let a little rule preventing us from being able to take liquids on the plane in our carry-ons keep up from enjoying the time away. I have a feeling that the fact that we are leaving a small airport (KCI is so perfectly wonderful for traveling out of during hightened security times, it's not even funny...) to go to a small airport, and vice-versa, will make things much easier on us, too. Yeah, we have to pass through O'Hare on our way to and from South Bend, but we won't have to deal with checking in there, thank goodness!

Good job to all authorities that caught on to this plan before anything happened. Now if they could just find those missing Egyptian students that were supposed to be in Montana last month, I'd feel even better...cuz, yeah. 11 students just not showing up where they were supposed to is normal. Whatev.

5 comments:

TheSarc said...

New Article: Terrorists "1 for 2" in Airline Murder Plots, Tie Breaker set for 2011

Faith said...

You're very funny, Sarc.

But just an FYI, I'm Republican. I voted for Bush. And this isn't a political blog, so please don't post links here again, if you don't mind.

I do appreciate your humor, though. Silliness is silliness. I just hate politics is all...

Pensive Girl said...

hey! i have NO IDEA why, but you were in my dream last night. we figured out, in the dream, that we lived across the street from eachother. isn't that funny? we probably live behind eachother and don't know it :)

Faith said...

I often wonder how close we really are...maybe I should e-mail you, or something so we can put the curiosity to rest!

Pensive Girl said...

do it! email me.