Sunday, 28 June 2015

I REMEMBER IT WELL:

I REMEMBER IT WELL:
A few years ago I was going to San Fransico,
So decided to stay overnight near Heathrow.
It meant it would be  closeby to the airport
Next morning, wide eyed and all set to go.
 
I was asked at the hotel  did I want a wake up call?
I replied "5am" will be fine.
Also requested a continental Breakfast
As I could buy something at the airport about nine.
 
Feeling tired I was in bed by 7-30pm,
Slumber came rapidly,
When the alarm call came
I could hardly see.
 
I arose, showered and dressed,
Pack the few things in my case.
Then sat and waited for my breakfast,
Before setting off to my airport base.
 
Well I waited quite a while,
No breakfast arrived.
So I went to the reception
To see if anyone was alive.
 
There was a gentleman behind the desk,
Asking "Is there anything you need?"
I replied "My Continental Breakfast"
Yes sir indeed,
 
He looked at me in a funny sort of way
I could well do without those looks.
By now others wanted his attention
As into the hotel they wanted to book.
 
He said to me "I think you have things mixed up"
What time was your wake up call?
I told him the details
And no I wasn't having a ball.
 
He began to laugh much to my annoyance,
It's only 10-30pm as we speak.
It seems I only slept for 3 hours,
Then my knees felt weak.
 
Apparently he rang to see what time
I needed to arise next day.
Sleep didn't come easily after that
Is all that I can say.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis.

12 comments:

  1. Only three hours had passed? That's really crappy. No wonder you were tired.

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    1. That's the story of my life. things tend to happen and not always for the better.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yvonne.

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  2. An oops !! moment for both the customer and the hotel....

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    1. Yes it was a oops moment, but can laugh about it now.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Oh dear! I do hope you managed to get your breakfast at the right time and catch your flight. San Francisco is a beautiful place to go.

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    1. Yes Suzanne all went well after that.
      Yvonne.

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  4. Oh no! That sounds like something I would do.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only person like that.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Oh, my goodness. What a mix up. It is hard to go back to sleep once you've been awakened. I hope the rest of your trip ran smoothly.

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    1. Quite funny now looking back but not at the time.
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Oops! I sure hate it when you sleep and you think a lot more time (or less time) has passed only to find out you were wrong.

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  7. Oh my goodness! That had to be a shock!

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