Friday, October 5, 2012

I Think I Have Train And Flight Trip Planning Dyslexia. Wrong Train.






I'll be doing some rail travel this weekend and I've got to tell you it's so confusing to me!! Anyone else?

I look at the schedule then I write down the destination. Then I look at the arrival and when I have to transfer. But then I end up looking at the wrong line. Like for a different train...Then I do it again....

And I've traveled all over the country. And have traveled a lot overseas. I've never screwed the times up in the end but Jeez. I think somethings wrong with my brain.

Well come to think of it I did screw up traveling once but it was because I was being a goofball. I was hosting girls from a home office in England and we were in Connecticut and were traveling back to NYC where they were going to catch a flight back home. Well I was telling them some funny story (all animated and shit) and we stepped on the train going North instead of South. Doh!!! They barely made their flight after we ran through New York.

Way to go Zibbs you idiot. And this was after a few days of me being a great host. Have you ever noticed how Europeans are better hosts than Americans. Just a generalization but I'm standing by it. Oh. and people from the South are great too. Southern hospitality.

Charmed I'm sure.

13 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

...and to tell you the truth train travel isn't that bad.

B.E. Earl said...

Last time I traveled by train (other than a commute) was from Charleston to NYC a couple of years ago. A woman, incredibly drunk and awful, got on someplace near the NC/VA border. She kept falling asleep while standing up while trying to put her bags in the overhead. When a conductor finally came to check her ticket he found that she was supposed to be headed South...to Jacksonville, FL. She replied that she didn't care, she would just go to NYC instead. No big deal. I'm assuming she figured that there was booze in both cities.

She was, ahem, removed from the train at the next stop.

Dr Zibbs said...

Earl haha! Holy cow! As the train rolled away did you look out the window and watched her ass get cuffed?

diane said...

Do your schedule on the computer, it takes the guess work out of it.
Don't feel bad about putting someone on the wrong train; my hubby's dad put his best friend on the train in Paris to go to the south of France, but he put him on the train going to Germany instead. Completely different language.
Doing some traveling myself this weekend, a roadtrip in our 1963 Belair. Hubby spent all day yesterday getting the car ready. That car is Pimpin!
Have a great weekend, wherever you go.

Indigo Roth said...

Hey Zibbs! As a Brit, I can assure you that we're ghastly hosts: "How long can you stay? Oh, THAT long? Hmmm. Well, I wished you'd said. It's not convenient." Roth

Dr Zibbs said...

Diane you have an old belair?? Post a picture on your blog. I bet you wear a stylish scarf while driving shotgun dont you.

Dr Zibbs said...

Indigo - really? I guess i lucked out with the english that i visited.

Annika said...

I used to like travelling by train, but not anymore. I don't travel at all actually.

Scope said...

I road Amtrak a few years ago. It wasn't too terrible. It was quicker than driving. The part that sucked was when I came home, I got to the train station at about 11:30 pm, and then still needed to get from Union Station in Chicago to my place on the North Side.

But I think we'll take the "Empire Builder" to Seattle some day.

Dr Zibbs said...

Annika -the never?

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope i love amtrack but im on new jersey transit right now.the train im on right now is actually pretty nice.

diane said...

scarf? barf.
I wear black raybans.
Pics of the car are at my blog, search 1963 belair - night of the living dead.

Dr Zibbs said...

Diane thats what i pictured. Glasses and a scarf like a french woman in a film from the 60s. And ill check out the car on your blog.