Amsterdam or bust…


Looks like my coffee house, pot smoking aspirations have been squashed by the weather 😦
My husband was scheduled to go on a course this week in Almere. While he was studying I was planning on piggybacking on his trip and exploring Amsterdam.

Here is how our plans went. We waited for his ticket and then when we went to buy mine it was too expensive to fly the same day so I opted to fly out a few days later to save €100. We arrived back in Genoa to get packed and ready and then my phone rang. Expedia.it calling to inform me that my Tuesday flight was being cancelled because Alitalia was going on strike. Wow, how lovely of them to at least call me in advance instead of leaving me stuck in an airport somewhere (they must not want a crazy menopausal Canadian stuck in customs, haha).

We opted to change my flight to a day ealier…sorry, no seats are available. Ummmm, okay, how about Wednesday then, sure. All set. Then the next day my phone rang again (it never rings btw, I am a cheap social recluse who mostly uses free ichat). This time it was the airline calling to tell me about the strike. Double wow! Alitalia is calling me? Personally? Does everyone in this country know that I’m a menopausal nutcase who has taken on a personal mission to improve customer service levels in Italy even if it kills me?

Alrighty then, so Sunday approaches. A bit of rain. My husband goes to the airport and a few hours later my phone rings (this phone business is really starting to irk me). He is still at the airport and his flight has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions (it’s not even raining at this point but ok).

He cannot fly out until Monday and hence will miss the first day of the course and so it has been cancelled because it is crucial that he meets the 36 hours to get his certification. Now…we have to call Expedia.it to cancel my flight €371. We called at 8:00 this morning and they told us their computers were down and to call back in an hour. Feck.

Personally, I think we should just buy my husband another ticket and we should both just go to Amsterdam for a holiday and hang out at a local coffee shop and get high for four days 🙂
Do I need to even bother with a Poll?

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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8 Responses to Amsterdam or bust…

  1. Doesn’t matter where you when you smoke pot…….those flights are always on time.

  2. Sue Andrews says:

    Oh Leah! That’s terrible. Grab a flight to sunny Canada instead 🙂

  3. We just lost €300 cuz we didn’t buy the expedia insurance…feck 😦

  4. Lance says:

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    So wonderful to discover another persn with original thoughts
    on this topic. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up.

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