The saga begins

Since tomorrow I am starting on a journey of epic proportions, it’s only appropriate that it start with a bang.

When I got home, I emailed my travel agent to ask about the leg of my trip that was marked as “waitlisted” to see how big a deal it was, and if I should worry. 10 minutes later, he called me in, it seemed, a bit of a panic. I had assumed that I was travelling on e-tickets. He, on the other hand, assumed that I had received the tickets he had FedEx’ed to me.

Of course, those of you who know where this is going have immediately realized that I hadn’t recieved them. You’re pretty sharp, you know. Maybe you should just write this thing, hmm?

Anyways, after a bit of troubleshooting, we discovered that it had indeed been delivered today at 11:40. Unfortunately, not to my address, but to an address off-by-one from my address. A very common mistake in programming, and no less troublesome in addresses.

So I scampered over to the neighbors house. Yes, he had received it. No, he didn’t have it anymore. You see, his wife works at the UK mail office, and so thought to take it back to work to try to send it back. SEND IT BACK!!?!

Fortunately, her office said, no, they couldn’t just send it back. Particularly since she had already opened it. ALREADY OPENED IT!?!?!! These are my nearly $2000 tickets to Sri Lanka, by the way. And they have opened them, and attempted to send them back. 🙁

Anyways, he said that he’d bring them over as soon as she got back home. Which he did in fact do. And I have these tickets sitting in front of me right now. And they appear to be going to the correct destinations.

Now, all I have to do is navigate the delightful new world of increased-security-travel, and hopefully in a mere 48 hours, or thereabouts, I’ll be in Sri Lanka.