Stuck at O’Hare. Back later…..
It’s later now… Back on my beloved couch…. I was greedy and stupid at the airport: Had a reservation on the 4p flight; meetings started and ended early; got to the airport at noon; used them newfangled machines to switch to the 1:30p flight but it only puts you on standby. Not good enough for Jarvis, I say to the woman: I want a seat. She switches my ticket. I go through security (extra security because I’d just switched flights and that flags you for screening but I don’t mind… really, I don’t). Get to the gate and find out that the 1:30 is canceled. And I gave up my seat on the 4p. Arrrgggghhhh. Amazingly, though, my cell phone rang and it was a recorded voice from United saying that I’d already been rescheduled onto the 4p flight again. No fuss. So I sat and waited for four hours, my penance for getting greedy. Sat next to an 8-month-old (and her mom) on the way back and the kid was good as gold. It’s Friday. I’m home. Sigh.