Thursday, March 23, 2006

Elephants on Parade!

Ok, so far I've been pretty lucky flying out of Colorado every week. You'd think it being a mountainous and somewhat snowy area that there would be lots of airport delays, etc. Stangely there haven't been except for Sunday. I was irritated with United anyway because they have just the right combo of being a service that you absolutely need and no interest in actually serving you. As a side note, their website was broken, I was getting a DNS error, I called their support line to report it (because I'm that sort of dork) and they told me it was my problem. I rechecked a few things, made sure I didn't have some wacky DNS entries, etc and said that I had checked and was quite sure it was problem with their website. The support guy said that DNS stood for Detect Network Service and that meant it was my problem. I, ahem, quite sponteously called him an idiot and asked to speak to his manager. I know, I know, I shouldn't abuse support people but he was asking for it!!!!

Anyway, back to the story, so I was many hours delayed wouldn't get into New York until about 1 AM. Kind of sucked but what can you do? Well, it I hadn't had been dealyed I wouldn't have seen a line of ele[phants going through a tollbooth (made the requisite jokes) and into the midtown tunnel. It was one of those moments you just have to sit back and say, "heh, strange."


Mandy said...


ewitch said...

Detective Network Service... WTF?

(I'm Amy's insomniac sister)

Anonymous said...

Greg, this reminded me of the best response I ever had to the question of "Amy, why were you late to the meeting?" Which was "I couldn't get there because Hollywood Blvd was shut down for the chariot race Dreamworks staged to promote the DVD release of the Prince of Egypt." Hard to know how to respond to that one!

Amy Richau said...

I told them who I was :) it's Amy in case this posts anonymous as well