Sprained And Drained

May 30, 2008

in Illness/Medical Stories

I am currently sitting in the Atlanta Airport. It is 6:52 am. Yesterday at 4:30 am I left my house near Boston to travel to Minneapolis. Walking out of my house I sprained my ankle. Needless to say I was a bit late getting to the airport. After hobbling to the airport from the Economy lot (because the closer parking was under construction), I would have still made the flight because I checked in from home. Unfortunately the security line was miles long and I missed it. So then I sat at the gate – too injured to go home – propping up my foot (in the only part of Logan without ice) until 7 pm. But my flight to Atlanta was delayed so I missed my connector to Minneapolis. They did put us up at a hotel where I got 4 hours sleep only to return to the airport and wait standby this morning. The conference I am going to is only 4 days long and I have spent one entire day trying to get there. I have rescheduled my pick up 4 times. And I am mostly wondering why you have to go to Atlanta to get to Minnesota anyway.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

tina April 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

Unfortunately you have to go to the hub. That's why I only fly direct flights.


34 April 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

It is called the "hub and spoke" system….look it up. If an airline could make money flying non-stop from Knoxville to London, they'd do it. Otherwise, you go through hubs.


Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Cause Atlanta is the bomb.


DrHenry66 April 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Wait a minute. You sprained your ankle and went to the airport anyway? GOOD for YOU!! You are not the typical American Wuss!!


tector April 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

whether you go to heaven or hell, you are going through Atlanta


Festerdun April 20, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Your first problem is you went to Minneapolis. You're supposed to have conferences at NICE places.


Rob April 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Festerdun, I choked on that bit of humour.

Well done.


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