Frontier Airlines. For ditching us in the Denver airport after weather kept our inbound flight circling for a half hour before going in for the rockiest landing of my LIFE. There were people praying, yall. We land, we run, I blister my feet in my cute new flats .... we're told we'd been left behind by our connecting flight. And oh yeah, it was the last flight of the night (at 3pm). And oh yeah, no hotel voucher because it was a weather related issue, but we'll see you tomorrow morning! Super. JUST TOTALLY SUPER.
Budget Rent-a-Car. You GUYS! Listen to this mess. We had a rental booked for pickup at the Durango airport. I called that pick up counter, the guy was super nice, no big deal, just call the 1-800 number and they'll reset your reservation for tomorrow. Our reservation, mind you, was for an uber economical compact car at the tune of $139 for the whole trip. But tonight? When I called? I was informed by the customer "care" agent that all compact cars were mysteriously unavailable for tomorrow, and not only that but all CARS of any sort were also gone .... but they had a Hummer I could rent for $500. A HUMMER. I mean, a) money, but also b) we'd look like total DBs? Tell me, lady, what exactly HAPPENED to all the cars in Durango? Was there an alien abduction of the automotive sort? I actually asked her that, I guess she didn't think it was funny, because she just asked me to confirm my Hummer rental. Except, since I'm not a moron, I pulled up the Budget website while on the phone with the scam artist and informed HER that I could plainly see every type of car was available in Durango for pickup tomorrow. GEE BIG SURPRISE that she then backtracked, put me on hold, and miraculously found me a compact I could rent at my originally agreed upon price? Too late, cancel, booked with Enterprise. Budget + Pea in the Pod + Tots in Mind = dead to me.
Officially not on the Shitlist of June 2, 2012:
Coloradans! Everyone in the state of Colorado OUTSIDE of the airport, I mean, who are pretty much the nicest people ever. (And airport people don't count, because they're airport people and contractually obligated to be awful.) But seriously. The shuttle driver, the hotel people, and the waiters at the Ruby Tuesday we found to stuff our face at after a long, long day? So. Freaking. Nice. Yay, Colorado outside of the airport people!
My parents. For watching our babies and sending me this video at just the right moment (aka, the moment where I was sitting miserably on a bench outside the airport watching for a shuttle and looking like a total crazy person, having just bawled my eyes out in the Denver airport because OMG STRANDED and OMG HORMONES and OMG BLISTERFEET) and making me smile. I mean, Bug smashes his sister into the pavement ... but still. He's a brother, that's what they do. Knowing the babies are back home dancing at a graduation party and happy with Mommo and grandpa? That's good stuff.