Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do You Really Know Where You Are? Because I Don't!

Tonight, my friends Kyle and Becky were to meet me for dinner. Yes, the Becky and Kyle of the April wedding.

Anyway, Becky called while they were en route to my hotel.

Becky: Okay, girl, you’re at the Hilton, right?

Janie: Yes. Just north of 30 on 360 in Arlington.

Becky: Okay, we’ll be there in a minute.

10 minutes later...

Becky: Hey, I just wanted to check. You're at the Hilton right by the Saltgrass, right?

Janie: Yes. It's right across the street from me. Are you here?

Becky: Yes, we’re pulling into the parking lot now.

Janie: Can you see a yellow Dodge just like yours? There’s one in the parking lot.

Becky: Yes.

Janie: Okay, you’re here, then. I’ll see you in a bit.

5 minutes later...

Becky: Okay, we’re inside, at the bar.

Janie: Y’all wanna come up? I’m in 704.

Becky: Nah, Kyle just ordered a drink. Finish your e-mails and we’ll see you in a minute.

3 minutes later, I grab my keys, and head down. Straight to the bar, I go. No Becky. No Kyle. So, I saunter over to the hotel restaurant. They’re not there, either.

I call Becky back.

Janie: Hey, Blondie, I can’t find y’all, where are you?

Becky: We’re at the bar of the Hilton.

Janie: Are there two bars here?

Becky: (Pause) I don’t think so, it doesn’t look big enough.

At this point, the concierge notes the puzzled look on my face, and asks if I need help.

I inquire as to the proximity of the next closest Hilton. Answer? It’s almost one block east, next to the Saltgrass.

I’m across the street from the Saltgrass.

Why on earth would they put two Hiltons less than a block apart?

I found the bar of the Hilton Garden Inn. Less than one block away. The only yellow Dodge in the parking lot was theirs. And the Hilton Garden Inn? Only had 4 floors, so if they'd tried to come up to my room, they would have figured it out earlier. Who knew?


Em said...

LOL - glad at least someone finally figured it out!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

No doubt, Em, and supper was goooooood.

Pearl said...

I did the very same thing once except it was at a Perkins...


i beati said...

mwah hahahahhaha

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing that the hotels were so close ... Good ol' Hilton ;0)

Snooty Primadona said...

I go around in a constant state of confusion when in the big city anyway...


ok which blog should i be following? the bird killing blog or this one? ha!

hip chick said...

Well, it's a good thing that they did put them so close together or you would have really been in trouble.

lani said...

I would have come up to the room even with only 4 floors that would be amazzzzzzing....but that would have been after an hour or so at the bar...lalala

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL...oh that is so something i would do!

hey Janie i sent your SSS exchange partners name out to you BUt I wanted to let you know it went to the email you put on your q&a which is a company email maybe?
Just wanted to let you know your partners name has been sent
only 34 more to send out!

The Wine Commonsewer (TWC) said...

I can do you one better. There are three airport Mariott's in Phoenix.

Truck full of dogs, sleeping bags, and two antsy kids. Trying to find Mrs TWC who was waiting in front of the Mariott, where she'd been speaking at a conference, so's we could pick her up and go off on vacay. (she flew in for the conference, we drove over a day or so later)

What Are These People Thinking?

Anonymous said...

So I guess when you are in that neighborhood you can stay at the Hilton.... or the Hilton.