What do vomit, $10,000, SWAT, and almost missed flight have in common? - Part 2
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June 23rd, 2009 – by: ronin2k
So how does a missed fight fit in? Well I had a 8 hour delay in London, so I thought to go meet up with two of my friends in town, Katie and Bally.
After I met up with Katie, I met up with Bally. Bally, is someone I met on the beach in Koh Phanagn, Thailand, last year along with her friend Hardeep. Always up for a drink, we sat at a bar near Liester Square and had a few pints. 3 pints of beer later, Bally has the great idea for me to delay my flight and stay in London so her and Hardeep could show me around London and enjoy the brillant weather.
Finally I GET to Heathrow at 7, but because I had 3 pints, i REALLY needed to go to go find a bathroom! lol. On top of that, I also needed to collect my bags from the luggage storage.
Once at check-in, the lady at the counter just sits there looking confused. I ask why and she says there arn't any seats available!! Grrreat, day 1 and I already miss a flight?! Finally after what seems like a very longtime, some of the "reserve" seating opens up and I get a seat, second row from the back of the plane!
Got a boarding pass, but I still needed to get TO the plane and through security, which of course is packed with people. Instead of worrying I tell a security guy my flight was starting to board at 725, its now 740 can you push me through and lucky me he does! BUt did I make it? Was the gate close? OF COURSE NOT! It was on the other fricking side of the terminal, through a big ass mall and then down a long ass hall of gates! I end up walking/running basically to the VERY END Of the terminal. I made it with about within 5 minutes of them boarding. Haha.
Day #1, 194 days to go! ;)
Beijing here I come.
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