Saturday, December 24, 2005

Vegas Update

So I finally had an actual conversation with the lovely Stacey who is really the lovely Jennifer. I changed her name in earlier posts to "protect the innocent" but today that just seems silly.

Anyway, all she did was reiterate that I'm not guaranteed a room and that they're oversold by 600 ROOMS! I may know ZILCH about the hotel business, but that seems pretty stupid. She allowed for the fact that this oversold situation is THEIR problem, and I pointed out that they're making it MY PROBLEM. I also pointed out that a fairer solution would be to contact people in the reverse order of when the reservation was taken...you know...like NOT the people (me) who made 'em back in early October. She mumbled something about how she wasn't in charge of that part.

Once again, she cautioned that I might wanna have this all settled BEFORE I arrive and "get walked to Bally's"--I'm assuming "walked" is a figurative term, not literal. Anyway, I said that if that all happened when I arrived, I'd probably get right back on a plane and go home to contemplate my lawsuit.

She didn't flinch.

So, I'm gonna stop bitching and complaining about this, however. After all, I realize I'm lucky to be going at all...I'm lucky to have friends to party with...I'm lucky I can afford a New Years' trip to Vegas...I'm lucky to have lived another year...I'm lucky all my friends and relatives have lived another year...

So that's my last word on the subject until I report back on what actually happened.

Merry Chrismas everyone!!

P.S. Okay, I lied. One more word. I keep forgetting my Seinfeld line, but you can be sure I'll trot it out when I get there: "You're very good at TAKING reservations, you just don't know how to HOLD them."

4 comments:

John said...

You might consider contract law. When they charged your VISA, they entered into a contract with you. If they know they aren't going to honor their contract and still charge your VISA, that could be contract fraud. This is not civil, but criminal. If you knew the correct people in Vegas, or had a real cool contract lawyer friend, you could stick them somewhere where the sun really doesn't shine, even if only for a few minutes.

Carol B. said...

Ooh! I like the way John thinks. :-D

Sucky, sucky situation.

not Miranda said...

To complicate matters, can I come too?

randy said...

Hmm...by "not Miranda", does that mean you're Elisha?? (private joke)

The more the merrier...just be prepared to sleep on the street.