Thursday, April 03, 2008

It starts when???

I left my office yesterday afternoon and went straight to the airport to catch my flight to Victoria. I was on a mission. I was going to a conference and could hardly wait to get there. Everything went smoothly. My WestJet flight had satellite TV and I watched TSN most of the way to Calgary. I got my car rental and headed north to Red Deer. I hadn't eaten since breakfast so I decided to get something to eat and then go to the evening meeting. I had a fantastic dinner, watched a bit of the Blue Jays game and then decided I should get going.

When I found Word of Life Church, I thought it was kind of strange that the parking lot wasn't very full, but then again, I'd never been there before so I wasn't sure what to expect. When I got inside, it seemed pretty quiet for a conference and the people who were in the foyer were just kind of standing around. I actually met a guy that I've known for a few years. When I asked him when the conference was starting (because I thought maybe I was early...) he told me it started... are you ready for this... NEXT week.

I kind of hoped that 'Prank Patrol' or one of those other TV shows was doing this to me as a practical joke, but no... this was all my doing. What do you do when you show up a week early to a conference?

I didn't know yesterday, but I do today. You turn around and find a hotel close to the airport.

My next step was to call Barb and tell her. She laughed, her sister laughed and all of my kids laughed. Are you laughing too?

6 comments:

Danica said...

Chuckling.

Donna said...

Okay the time has come for you to get some help. Okay not the check up from the neck up kind of help but an assistant. Not only were you a week early for your conference but I wasn’t aware you moved your office out of Victoria! LOL
No worries eating elephants causes these kinds of problems, but one bite at a time and you will succeed.

Blessings

Danica said...

You moved your office out of Victoria?

Louise said...

Nope - I'm crying with you! I did this for my college orientation meeting (Camosun) and the sad thing is that I dragged a friend along with me that was attending the same program! All excited for this first big 'post-high-school' event and... walked into a big old dark auditorium! Then and only then, did I double check the dates! Yep - one week to the minute EARLY! Thankfully there wasn't a plane ride involved though... that could add up quickly! I'm guessing Victoria was a typo?

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Tim said...

Sorry, my office remains in Victoria. I didn't move, I was just having a brain freeze...

I'm off to Red Deer tomorrow to try again. This time with a chaperone to make sure I get to the right place at the right time...