Friday, October 27, 2006

I'm A Genius

So we all know that I am a bit... uh, challenged, when it comes to finding my way around Seattle, specifically, downtown Seattle. I was asked to come to Qwest Field to pick up a donation from the Seattle Seahawks. They are a big supporter of our agency so of course, I am going, no questions asked.

There seemed to be an outrageous amount of cars and trucks at Qwest that day. When I finally did find parking (after 45 minutes of driving around), I had to pay $10 for it and walk for blocks and blocks back to the main entrance. I'm thinking, "How in the hell am I going to cart 4 boxes of shirts and school supplies back to my car?!" But no matter, I am already 25 minutes late so time is of the essence. When I arrived at the office the nice reception lady informed me that the person I was supposedly picking the items up from was at their Kirkland office.

People! Kirkland is not even close to where I am standing in that moment. It's an entire freeway away. About 20 minutes away without traffic.

I make a joke and back out of there, leaving an apologetic voicemail on the guy's machine, offering to reschedule. Why didn't he tell me he had two offices?! I feel as though I have ASS written on my forehead. I am such a heel. Such an ass. Such an assheel. (I just made that up, you can borrow it.)

So between the gas, the time, the parking fee, I figure it costs a buck a minute to be an idiot. Or an assheel, as the case may be. I hate when I have to pay money to learn a lesson.

P.S. All that traffic? Yeah, the Rolling Stones were playing there that week and had like 5 gazillion trucks with the set stuff in it taking up all the parking.

10 comments:

Becky said...

THat is probably my biggest frustration living here -- the crazy street design, no parking, and lack of proper signage (on top of a mediocre public transit system). That guy was a dumbass. No one would assume Kirkland over Qwest Stadium.

sue said...

Nice to know it's not just ME that does those kinds of things...

matilda said...

I hope you got a free shirt out of the deal.

Melissa said...

So... um... maybe that fella could hook you up with a Seahawk? I'm just sayin...

alissa said...

It happens to the best of us! Don't beat yourself up too badly!

Bone said...

LOL That reminds me of the time we were in Atlanta, hoping to go to the Coca-Cola museum.

We wound up at the Coca-Cola plant, or offices, or something. There was a gate and a guard shack. But no Tab.

JustRun said...

Sounds like something I would do. Except I would be most mad at myself for not finding Jagger's tourbus and hanging out like the groupie I really am. Ha.

Jenny said...

props for trying :)

Dave2 said...

Hah. Welcome to Seattle!

I've been driving over there for decades, and still get lost from time to time. :-)

kapgar said...

Damn, if I had known in advance, I'd have had you get me an insider discount on a Shaun Alexander jersey. He's been my fantasy football go-to guy for three seasons now. Of course he's injured now which sucks. But still...