Happy Fun Time Holiday Weekend Roundup

OK, so I’ve been pretty quiet over the holiday weekend; I suppose I should post something to catch y’all up on what’s going down with me at the moment.

I went home to visit family for Thanksgiving; that would have been nice if I hadn’t started showing flu symptoms on Thanksgiving Day. Yuck! That meant I got to spend the rest of the long weekend in bed, sucking down tea, OJ, and over the counter flu medications in a vain attempt to be up and about in time to go to work on Monday.

Then the weekend was over and it was time for me to come back to DC. I was still feeling pretty miserable, so I called my carrier, US Airways, told them I had the flu, and asked if it would be possible for me to fly out on Monday instead of Sunday. They politely told me that anything was possible, as long as I was willing to shell out a couple hundred bucks for the privilege.

So, in other words, I call an airline and say to them “hi, I’m going to be bringing a communicable disease on board with me, which could infect who knows how many other passengers and crew… is there a way to avoid that?” and they expect me to pay for the privilege.

Good to know how much US Airways cares about their passengers’ health!

Oh, and to add insult to injury, the plane was delayed an hour getting to the gate, which meant we didn’t arrive in DC until 11:00 PM. Just the hour you want to be up at when you’re down with the flu! It’s like a party! Yay!

This morning I didn’t feel any better (what a surprise, after that relaxing, therapeutic trip), so I went to the doctor to see what was up. He told me that the flu had already cleared out of my system, but that it had left behind a case of bronchitis for me to grapple with. Hoo-ray.

So, until further notice it’s back to the OJ chugging and so on. What a festive freaking holiday this has been. I can only imagine how Christmas/New Year’s could be any better; my money is on a giant meteor from Dimension X landing on my head. Feel free to start up a pool with your friends with your own ideas, it’s fun for the whole family!



December 2, 2003
7:48 am

I flew USAirways ONCE and never will again. I don’t see how they stay in business. I have never experienced such awful customer service. Even their gates are dirty, with peeling paint and stains all over everything.