I was devastated when my connecting flight back home was canceled this past Christmas Eve.
- I was out on business and I was looking forward to getting back to be with my family for the holiday.
When I called up my wife, she said I had to be there no matter what. She didn’t care that the flight was cancelled, she said I better go hitch hiking or fly like superman in order not to disappoint the children. I honestly didn’t know what to do. It wasn’t like I could hire a personal pilot or anything like that. Fortunately for the inconvenience, the airport gave me a voucher for a nearby hotel. I was able to get rested up and enjoyed a nice meal on top of that. The HVAC system in the hotel room was awesome and I was able to rest up a little bit. Then I saw that there was a car rental company that was still open up until 11pm on Christmas Eve. I decided to run over there to rent a car. I didn’t think about renting a car before, but then I realized that I could just drive back home! It would be an 8 hour drive, but I would be able to make it there by Christmas morning. So I basically just ditched the hotel which I didn’t have to pay for anyway and I hopped into the car and drove. I was impressed by the climate control system in the car. The heater was working really well and there were heated seats. Even the steering wheel was heated so my hands were not cold! Everybody was so happy to see me on Christmas morning and all the presents were waiting under the tree to be opened.