Sunday, January 20, 2008
In which Soozcat admits she is a complete bonehead
Once upon a time there was a friendly but rather addlepated laundry fairy by the name of Soozcat. One day Soozcat rejoiced to get a call from one of her very dearest friends, Carrie, who mentioned that she would be visiting Seattle soon and could they perhaps get together and do something? Yes, yes, of course they could! Whee!
Giddy with excitement and noting that Carrie would be flying in on Friday the 18th, Soozcat asked for her flight number. Having obtained it, she checked ahead on the airline's website and saw what time it would be arriving. On Friday, she gave herself plenty of time to wander down to the airport to pick Carrie up from her flight. Fortunately for her, she had borrowed her niece's stripped-down cell phone so she could call Carrie as soon as the flight came in.
When she got to the airport, Soozcat gave Carrie a ring. Here's how the exchange went:
S: Hello, Carrie, this is Sooz.
C: Zooz! How are you?
S: Fine. Where are you?
C: Going to pick up DS#1 from school, where are you?
S: (faltering) Are you not flying in today?
C: (after half a second) Sooz, I told you I was coming in on Friday the 18th... of April.
Yep, I'm a bonehead. Actually I found my boneheadedness so amusing that I immediately thereafter called my mom and hubby and told on myself. Then I went to IKEA, seeing that I was in the area anyway. Now I am many household implements richer and about $80 poorer; curse all that wily reasonably-priced Scandinavian goodness!
I did find it mildly funny that the airline info checked out for a completely different date; this airline (and, for all I know, every airline) must recycle flight numbers that come from the same originating airport at a specific time of day.