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Ok….so I have been holding up my strength (for the most part) and been pleasant…maybe tired but trucking through this insane work schedule….I mean we ALL know I NEED and want to work…’s just I am sort of way behind on ‘Life’ and unfortunately some fairly important dr. visits…not to mention EXHAUSTED…..I have had 4 days off since December 18th and 2 of those days I LITERALLY spent the ENTIRE time asleep or getting up to pee– oh wait I did clean the kitchen & do laundry @ 6am one of those days— but went back to sleep.
So la la …..anywho….I got in from London Sunday & back ‘on call’ Mon & Tues’ DESPERATLEY hoping to just lay low regroup & catch up….but NO…..I am writing you from Mexico City.
This was really THE straw…..le sigh….and I am VERY OVER ‘Scheduling’ telling ME what to do/ when after doing this job for like 10 freaking yrs…..but I will not get into that at the moment….
Honestly….I was in NO MOOD from ‘the get go’ today…..I mean Fierce…and that doesn’t happen much… when I am @ work I tend to be the flight attendant that is always smiling & friendly etc…..but today NOT having it. I wasn’t mean, or rude….but I definitely know my face said do NOT even think about it……….
The flight was fine and actually everyone was pleasant……..
When I arrived @ the hotel, here in Mexico City, I inquired about internet access in the room and if it was complimentary (for crew members) and what I needed to do. My answer was a non convincing ‘dial 0 when you reach your room’…..I EVEN asked…”When I dial 0 am I going to be talking to YOU again??”
Moving on…….When I did arrive in my room there was a plug that said internet access which clearly needed a cable which was clearly not in my desk drawer. So I dialed the infamous ‘0’….to which the operator replied that I need to leave a deposit @ the front desk (which will be returned…and that also happens to be where I receive the cable)…REALLY?? I asked why they didn’t give me that information when I JUST asked not 5 mins ago, while downstairs…..
She didn’t know and offered to transfer me but I said I was going to have to go down there anyway…….
When I say I am in NO MOOD….I mean I am in NO MOOD……
When I arrived @ the front desk AGAIN I asked the lady…..”Remember 5 mins ago when I asked about accessing internet in the room and you said to dial 0??….. Any reason you didn’t also inform me that I need to leave a deposit with you AND get a cable from you?”
I’m sorry I am not generally that blatant….but REALLY??? That is literally one of the STUPIDEST things EVER and I was going to let her know how I felt about it….not to mention I am exhausted & jet lagged & just overall irritated & over stressed, etc…..
Her reply was some mangled explanation that I just asked how to access internet… which I said….”Now don’t you think if I was asking about accessing internet I would be ACTUALLY accessing internet & would need ALL the information about HOW to access??”
Anyway, that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard of and I am not here long enough nor do I have the energy to fill out comment card…..
I can’t believe I mustered up the blog…but it deserved a blog….it really did

Electrical Issues

Posted: January 9, 2010 in airline, travel

Well if you are a somewhat devote follower of me on Twitter AgentDragonFly then you will know that in the last month I have had difficulty with electrical itmes in the UK………
#1—OLD flat Iron broke….but it was old so I didn’t think much of it, but…..I couldn’t find an exact replica so I bought what I thought to be even better….it heated up originally (while in UK, but then just died….it would turn on but not heat up)…….this situation happened with it’s replacement, as well– the following week
After those 2 trips to London I found a replicate of  ‘old flat iron’…..AND while in airport I spoke with people @ BrookStone & asked for BEST EVER CONVERTER not just ‘adapter’…….They suggested the follwing (which was what I was ALREADY using:
So I insisted on something a bit more heavy duty……and left with the following:

When I first arrived to my hotel rooom in UK this thing didn’t work AT ALL….but eventually it worked w/ computer & then it DID work w/ my flat iron……but after the flat ironing it started to smoke…..hmmm…
Right….well…..I unplugged everything & left for dinner…….when I came back I showered & washed hair which required flat ironing -once again-…le sigh……
So after this intense flat ironing session the ‘converter’ blew a fuse in the hotel room……
Since then said ‘converter’ doesn’t work AT ALL but it was finicky to begin with……..
So….yesterday (before I left for London) I thought I would buy a ‘travel’ surge protecter:
Um…at this point in the story I ALSO realize that I have NO idea how to seperate these pictures in order to coincide with different parts of the blog….so try to keep up……
Next comes my experience w/the traveling surge protector…….which basically is no experience at all due to it’s size & demand for a 3 prong outlet, or whtever:
By the way I while I was getting ready for work yesterday my OLD hairdryer blew up & I was blessed w/ a surprise FUCKING FAST ASS run to WalMart to buy a new hairdryer (with 1/2 wet hair….also it was DRY and fucked by the time I arrived back home…but whatever)—–
Anyway…..due to ALL my electrical issues this is now what my ‘styling space’ looks like in my hotel room—
NOTICE: I am not able to use a converter OR surge protecter & am just using the stupid simple ‘ADAPTER’ after ALL that……….
As long as nothing else blows up I don’t really care……..