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Everyone Gets Home This Time

, , | Hopeless | March 28, 2017

(This happens on my second business trip to Scranton, PA. I have to switch planes in Chicago, and thanks to various delays and cancellations, I don’t get to Scranton until hours past the time that I had originally been due. It was 2:00 am when I finally land at the Wilkes-Barre airport. It is almost completely deserted.)

Airport Employee: “You finally made it, huh?”

Me: *exhausted* “Yeah. And I have no idea how I’m going to get to my hotel.” *I knew from past experience that there are very few taxis available at that airport, even during peak hours*

Airport Employee: “Didn’t you rent a car?”

Me: “Well, sure, but the car rental counter must have closed ages ago.”

Airport Employee: “Nope.” *points to counter, where a very tired looking car rental employee is waiting*

Me: “Oh, my God! Have you been waiting for me all this time?”

Car Rental Employee: *gives weary smile* “Yup. But now you’re here, so we can both leave!”

Me: “I can’t believe it. Thank you!”

Car Rental Employee: “Just part of the service.”

(I made sure to send a nice letter to corporate to tell them how impressed I was. I hope she got a raise as a result.)

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