No it's not me who is jetlagged and luggageless. I'm just stranded in a foreign country with impassable weather to the south and an expired IFR. The pilot who is coming up to provide a legal licence to file IFR through the panhandle is the one staggering in with no luggage and a head too many hours west of the last place it was. If I recall correctly there was a vacation involved so this is extra-Canadian jetlag, not just a few hours. I haven't rented a car, so I tell her to take the shuttle. Meanwhile I go downstairs to check that her hotel booking is in order. It isn't.
They say they don't have a room for her, even though her room was booked at the same time as mine. Originally it was going to be the room for the pilot who left yesterday, so the booking was supposed to be delayed one day, not cancelled. I haunt the desk, asking each successive clerk to look for the reservation. This sounds mean or useless, but so many times I have had one clerk find something when others swore it didn't exist. Some of them don't know how their systems work, and others just don't care. Most of them don't care. Probably all of them don't care and most of them don't bother to pretend they do. Eventually one of the clerks escalates me to a manager in order to get rid of me and the manager makes an executive decision to create the reservation despite the overbooking. It's someone who staggers in after midnight who will lose out.
My fellow pilot staggers in after midnight in some time zone, but without her luggage. She didn't expect it to make the connection that she had to run for. Now she wants food and sleep. I take her to the Century, where she can watch float planes land, and then we pick a meet time in the morning so she can rehumanize. We were going to leave first thing in the morning, but now we'll have to wait for her luggage.
Meanwhile, I am amused by what Wikio thinks my blog is about. It got Canada in the cloud (but thinks I'm based in the US), and I guess GPS is a pretty common topic, but do I really talk about Texas that much? I'm amused that it picked up on all the Star Trek references, but how does it think my blog is about "crank"?