Wednesday, November 07, 2007

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The following happens between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

I walk around the airport trying to figure out where the cabs are. I need to get to the hotel that I have booked. I finally see the signs, follow the people and find another line to stand in….I wait for my cab.

Now, when I have traveled in the past, prior to getting into any cab I have always asked…”Do you take Visa.” I never like giving cabbies cash….just my preference. But, there is this sign that says “ALL CABS TAKE VISA, MASTERCARD AND AMERICAN EXPRESS” so, did I ask? NOOOOOOOOOOOO, why should I?

So I finally get a cab, tell him “Town and Country Conference Center please.” And off we go. I try to talk, he does not want to, as a matter of fact, he turns up the radio!!!! REALLY NOW! What a hint!

So we get to my destination and I give him my card and he says…”I don’t take credit cards. You should have asked me before you got into the cab” To which I responded, “The sign at the airport says that you do. I always ask, but I saw the sign and it told me that you do” He then says “I want cash, I cannot do credit.”
To which I said “I think you have a problem then, because the sign said that you do take credit.” He asked me “Don’t you have cash?” my reply…”I have a credit card.” At this point I felt that he is…..out of luck.

Guess what he does? He pulls out a Credit Card slider and some forms. Personally, I thought the guy was a jerk! I was not impressed. Anyway, I get out and finally get to the front desk.

An easy time to get to my room…I unpack and go for a walk. I have been in this city and hotel before, but it has been years. I go to the local shopping mall where I know there is a food court and wouldn’t you know it…I was HUNGRY! The cranapple and pretzels have not done it for me. I found a number of resturants and eateries and I went to the California Pizza Kitchen....ummm pizza....

1 comment:

Mark said...

For the next month, keep a close eye on your credit card statement for random diamond necklaces.

Tip for the future: when signing those things, don't sign like the back of your card.