Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What would you do?

It's been 12 hours, you are still sitting in the airport, your flight has been delayed umpteen million times and now the flight that was supposed to leave after yours to the same destination has just been canceled. You are flying for fun, and several hundred people are just trying to get to their homes. What would you do?

I would be lying if I told you that I did this entirely out of the goodness of my heart for all the poor souls just wanting to get home to New York.  And I would probably be lying if I said that at this point I even wanted to go to New York anymore after all this trouble.  So instead, I cashed in my ticket and headed home.  What would you do?

Yes, I do want to be in New York, and yes I am utterly sad to be at home right now.  But another part of me is completely at peace with my decision and grateful to be in the comfort of my own house, and will happily sleep in my own bed tonight.  What would you do?

An adventure with Sweet Pea is just what I needed this season, instead I suppose I will just hunker down and get some work done this week.  But after a 12-hour day at the airport, what would you do?

Luckily, I packed almost enough food to feed me the entire day.  I added this $6 bowl of cheap veggies to the remainder of my lunch and was pretty satisfied with my make-shift dinner.  What would you do?
I ate this around 6:30 tonight while still sitting patiently at the airport waiting for my 11:00 am flight to board.  This was also after 3 episodes of America's Next Top Model reruns, blog reading and a few podcasts.

By the time I was finished with my humble meal, I was ready to go home.  I jumped in line to find out my options right before they canceled the JFK flight that was scheduled to leave after mine.  The line quickly became a mile long, and I decided then to sell my seat and go home.  I checked with Mr. Kummerow and Sweet Pea to make sure they backed my decision and I approached the counter ready to wheel and deal.  What would you do?

"Two round trip tickets for my seat on the plane that is getting ready to board," I offered the Jet Blue supervisor.  He countered with "$400 in vouchers."  "No way, this ticket alone cost me $250!" I exclaimed.  "Fine, $500."  "Deal!"

And it went like that.  Now I'm considering a nice trip to New York in the spring.  I hear that is a good time of year?  And just in case it isn't, I have enough in vouchers for another trip in the fall should I decide. 

All is well and I am at home.  There will be no New York City posts, only my own humble life in North Carolina.  What would you do?

Have a glass of wine and relax!  That's what I would do!

1 comment:

  1. The same thing happened to Jen (runnerstrials) the other day. She was supposed to go up to NY/NJ to see some friends for New Years. I can't believe what a mess it is up in NY!! Well, I hope you have a fun New Years anyway. NY is really nice in the spring!