Traveling and stuff...
Sitting here in Montreal - on my way to Quebec. Almost didn't get the chance to get to Quebec since my travel agent changed my ticket and forgot to ticket this segment. Meaning, I've gone from Washington Dulles to Toronto, to Edmonton, to Calgary, to Montreal - have yet to go from Quebec back to Montreal to Washington Dulles - and all are OK except for this one segment.
I didn't even know you could mess up a ticket that way! Interesting. Anyway, after a pleasant 15 minutes at the desk trying to get a boarding pass (it was pleasant, they were trying to help), they sent me to the "ticketing line".
Slowest line invented in the history of mankind...
So, bored, I got on the phone with travel - they typed away and said "hmm, interesting, did not know that could happen" (I am not alone!). They said "hold while we talk to ticketing". What follows is 20 minutes of really bad music piped into my mobile phone, in line for "ticketing". They came back on and said "ok, check it, we got it fixed". I got to leave the line (dirty looks from others in the line - misery loves company).
So, here I am, waiting for the plane....
And I read this. Laughing out loud - I cannot agree more. The driver "tip" is the hardest of them all sometimes. Something needs to be done!
Tomorrow Quebec, Friday/Saturday at home with the kids. Then off to UKOUG. You should really all hit many time zones in a single week. Good for the brain...
Tomorrow, if I get time to type it in - a really funny story about my worst practices presentation and slide "21".