A Series of Unfortunate Events....
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November 28th, 2007 – by: gwizzle17
So, I'm gonna tell you a story.
It begins with 5 female college students, all, but one, leaders in a student organization called AIESEC (ask me if you want to know more, but for the sake of the story, I'm not gonna go into my spiel. =) ). Twice yearly there is a meeting known as LTM(Leadership Team Meeting) in New York City, where all the AIESEC leaders across the country meet to discuss the direction of the organization; we decided we should be there. And, so, we immediately purchased tickets. The tickets from San Antonio were about $100 cheaper than from Austin, so, with family we could stay with the night before, we decided to just leave and return from there.
Mistake #1: I'm kind of OCD about directions and getting to places on time, so when my friend offered to drive, I said I would be more than happy to do the driving myself. Besides all that, her vehicle for 5 people was a Honda Fit, whereas I had a pick-up truck that would seat us much more comfortably. Still, she insisted that she drive and I reluctantly gave in.
Flash forward to the following morning- our flight leaves at 5:50am. It's 5:00am, and our driver, is lost. Being the smart, prepared girl our driver was(which she usually was), she didn't look up the directions to the San Antonio airport. So at now 5:15am, we found ourselves at the government entrance to the airport, at the very back of the property. It was wonderful, really. Being a morning person and all, I was an extremely happy camper at that point. At our very stern suggestions, she finally called her grandparents to get the right directions, and 5 minutes later we were parking in the long-term parking, frantically putting on our carry-ons, and running to the terminal. Thanks to my OCD-ness, I made sure everyone took only carry-ons and checked-in online prior to arrival so that we could just go straight to security. With minutes to spare, we arrived at our gate. Crisis averted (or so we thought.).
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