Start PDC05 Day 4
End PDC05 Day 4
Hmmm Rob, it doesn’t look like you did much on Day 4, why’s that? Well, it’s because I’m an idiot, or a least I had a pretty big brain cramp. You see I bought my plane ticket a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. I did this because I wanted to book a business class ticket on points and those are hard to come by.
Anyway, I booked a flight that left LAX at 3:10pm. I thought: half day at the conference, go back to the hotel by noon, check out, get to the airport, and Bob’s your Uncle. Unfortunately over time my brain turned having to be at the hotel at noon to my flight leaving at noon. (like this: Go back to the hotel by noon… Go back to the hotel by noon… Go back to the hotel by noon… My flight is at noon… My flight is at noon). So Friday morning I left at about 9:15, got to the airport, checked in, went through security and then about 10:30am when I looked at my ticket to find the gate number I noticed the departure time of 14:25. Oops, there’s a half day at PDC gone out the window, <insert naughty language here>. To make matters worse (oh yes, it gets worse) I had been sitting across from Dave Lloyd a day earlier while he was on the phone with Air Canada trying to switch his flight and hearing him discuss 1:00pm and 3:00pm (not noon) flights with the agent and I still didn’t clue in.
Anyway, the one silver lining was that I was flying business class so I got to spend the 4 hour wait in the Maple Leaf Lounge which meant free internet and free beer (the latter of which helped ease the pain… a little).