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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Bad Weather


In a roadtrip of one month and 5,000 miles, a little rain is bound to fall. After an enchanting morning in the walled city of old Quebec, we returned to our hotel to discover that our van, valet parked the night before, had been broken into, ransacked and robbed. Apart from the damages to the door handles and window, the thieves got away with little: our new dvd player and my shuffle ipod. After leaving our passports in the glove compartment for three weeks, I had recently moved them to my purse, which, with our computers and other valuables, was with us in the hotel.

So, it could have been worse. But it could also have been a lot better. I'm not going to take up my precious creative space with a personal grievance, but for the Courtyard Marriott hotel manager, staff and corporate customer service representatives who seemed to have only one script to read from yesterday, an alternative is suggested on my review blog. Feel free to tweet it along.

As for the thieves, may you be damned to a hell where the road is endless, the kids are bored, and you are forced to play I Spy for all eternity.



Blogger Jomama said...

Major bummer! So sorry to hear about this. I guess the only thing to do is count your blessings that it wasn't worse. But WHAT a PAIN.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I'd suggest you forward both your blog posts and all our comments to the hotel's corporate customer service and let them know that bad news travels fast....

2:49 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

You might drop this story into conversation the first time you do Oprah. They clearly had no idea they were dissing a soon-to-be famous otter.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Oh no!!

12:58 PM  
Blogger HaikuKelly said...

Ahhhh. Every road trip must have a bump in the road. Looks like you've found yours! At least they didn't get your passports and now you can let our your breath bc it should be all smooth sailing -- right? The bad has passed. Bring on the good!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I just left a comment on your "alternative" and can't resist ranting here yet again becuase I so identify with the way, I love the curse: am lifting it to use myself. thanks. C

8:39 PM  

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