Monday, June 23, 2008


You want to know why I'll never be able to get over my obsessive compulsive disorder by which I keep checking things (like going back in the house to see that the stove is turned off, or constantly checking to see that I have my wallet with me when I'm travelling)? Because I screw up just enough that the disorder is not entirely irrational.
Perhaps an example is in order. On April 4, 2008, I made all the reservations - 2 1/2 months in advance, mind you - for my trip to NYC with my niece. Airline, hotel, Broadway shows. So, last night it occurs to me that I should call and confirm the hotel reservation. Everything is done online, of course, but I have printed copies of all my paperwork. Oddly enough, my hotel reservation doesn't have a confirmation number. Rather, it appears that I printed out the screen preceding the confirmation page, and I can't find any emails etc., that show that the reservation was actually ever made. Apparently, I missed one step - the one where you push the button to actually confirm the reservation.
Not surprisingly, when I called the reservation hotline, there is no reservation under my name.
Fortunately, I was able to easily book alternative accommadations, but I was sick to my stomach thinking I almost showed up at the original hotel, with my 19 year old niece in tow, only to find out we had no place to stay.
Idjit, idjit, idjit.

7 Comments:

Blogger LA said...

Damn! That would give me a heart attack for sure! Did you call Priceline? I'm not even kidding!

10:48 AM  
Blogger ____Maggie said...

Actually, I'm in the same boat! I thought I made a reservation a month ago for Anaheim, but I haven't been able to provide a code, thus proving my reservation. They would not be open for calls until today b/c it is a conference hotel. Better make that call!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Oh gosh! I better check that my hotel was booked for my trip to Dallas this coming wknd!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

Ha ha, that's TOTALLY something I would do! Happily, there are a few hotels to stay in, in New York. :-)

Glad it turned out o.k.!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Prunella Jones said...

D'oh!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

e'gads!

7:48 PM  
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