Goof ups

by Kavita

Weirdness personified!

Beat me at this…

I have a seminar to attend(not related to office). I get a call , the lady on the other side tells me “Mam, XYZ is having its seminar this Friday at Intercontinental , Barakhamba between 6 and 8 in the evening and i think you would be interested, can i confirm you for the event?” , i reply in affirmative and she tells me she would just forward me the details. Now, i just checked the mail to check the venue once again and as indicated with 15 tasks at a time, i generally overlook few things!

Now, reaching Delhi from gurgaon at an odd hour for your personal work is something you have to pre-plan. Ideally , i would drive down to office on such a day but i have spoilers always waiting, so lost on the convenience! I decide to take the 2:30 shuttle service from office to avoid paying for the taxi (btw, am on a money accumulation mission!). The transport folks safely ignored the time in my inquiry mail and replied back with the place to board the CAB. With my lappy, backpack and myself.. am running down and reach the spot only to find that the shuttle service leaves at 2:10! DAMN!

The event to attend was important, so i finally have to pay 450/- for a taxi availed at 5PM. Mad traffic, winter evening and the dust…am late..reach the Hotel at 6:30. Am directed at the gate to a seminar being held inside, i rush in to find its Canon’s product seminar. I am restless..run to the reception who then direct me to the Duty Managers..

tick,tick,tick they are checking the day’s events..tick,tick,tick they check again! “Ahem..Mam, we cannot find any such seminar in the list today, you sure its this Intercontinental, there are two in Delhi actually!” I respond “Yes, i know and its this one only”…”We are sorry but we cant find what you are looking for”

What was i suppose to do.. I thanked them with a puzzled expression, stuff hanging on my shoulders and wondering what was wrong. I called up home, asked them to open my mailbox to check if i was at the right place and yes , i was… i almost had begun to curse the lady, when people on the other side burst out laughing! Sister in her amused tone said “Dame, in BOLD LETTERS, on the first line, its written THURSDAY ,16th November!

Embarrassment! I reached home and there were folks waiting to be entertained! You spend a good amount on days when you should not and end up doing things like this!
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If that was not enough, we all had a good entertaining post-seminar evening! Watched Casino Royale!…

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