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February 13, 2006

Bank Error in My Favor

Lately I've been on the receiving end of a number of nice financial suprises.

For instance, I had this broken soundboard taking up space in my office. I wanted to rearrange the office, so I decided to put the thing up on eBay. I thought I'd pocket about $200, tops for it. In the first 30 minutes of bidding it was up to $300, and the bidding ended at $960. WOW.

And right now I'm in Florida. We're checking out Jessica's (my sister and Drew's wife) touring show, Will Rogers Follies in Naples (and also visiting Darby's grandparents). Anyway, we get to our hotel last night and the lady at the front counter is visibly upset while she works through my reservation.

Finally she gives me the reason. "We don't have a room for you." Her co-worker had accidentally given it to another person.

"Do you have any rooms at all?" It's 10 PM, our flight had been delayed, we were very tired.

"Well, we have a handicapped room, but that doesn't have a bathtub. Just a shower. You have 2 kids right? That won't work."

"That might be ok." It's not like our kids needs baths every day.

"No, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll call our sister hotel, 1 mile up the road. You can stay there."

"How much is it?"

"well, since this our mistake, you can stay there for free."

"Oh, and should I come back here tomorrow then?"

"Well, you can stay there for free for the length of your stay, so I'd stay there."

Wow, 3 free nights, That would have cost $550! Awesome.

Posted by jason on February 13, 2006 11:12 PM

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God is awexome no? :-D Hope you have fun!

Posted by: sha'uri on February 14, 2006 11:44 AM

wait till mickey himself escorts you in . lucky.

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on February 14, 2006 09:02 PM

ho ho~ Good luck!

Posted by: Aom_rock_magical on February 15, 2006 12:19 AM

I don't know if you guys are interested, but battle of the bands is on 4/6 @ UD:-)

Posted by: sha'uri on February 15, 2006 08:30 AM

It's nice to see good things happen to good people for a change. Hope everyone is doing well and you're all having a nice time on vacation.

Posted by: Jack on February 16, 2006 06:45 AM

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