OH, YES!!!

I am so very sad to say that I did not make it to  Las Vegas after all – I spent the entire day yesterday and just about all of last night sitting at JFK airport as my flight was delayed…and then delayed again…and then delayed again… until finally at around 11:30 PM they allowed us to board the plane and then proceeded to tell us that it would be a while until they could load in the luggage. At about 12:45 AM a man announced that we all had to “deplane.” Pandemomium ensued and when I asked the flight attendant what was going on, he told me that the pilot simply did not want to fly during these late hours. I proceeded to one of the airline’s agents who told me that the next available seat to Las Vegas would be late Saturday afternoon. So, I headed all the way back to my apartment – without my luggage, I might add, since the airline has no idea where my suitcase might be – and arrived home around 3 in the morning. I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I am that I will not be at the Mah Jongg Madness tournament (along with about 100 copies of my book that are sitting at the Las Vegas Fed Ex waiting for me to pick them up). More regular postings to come but, in the meantime, allow me to take a deep breath and remember:

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16 thoughts on “OH, YES!!!

  1. M. M. Goscha

    Oh my, you have a great attitude! You will live a long life!

    Sent from my iPad M. M. Goscha

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    1. mahjonggandme Post author

      Hi Marilyn – I just checked on Amazon and they do seem to have the book. What happens when you try to order one? Do they tell you that they don’t have any?
      Please let me know.

      I would love to let you have one of the books from the 100 sitting at the Fed Ex in Las Vegas however, I never made it there.
      Ann xxo

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  2. shirley

    Ann I thought about you a lot yesterday, but I guess my vibes we’re not good enough to get you on your way
    As for books ,www.indigo.ca has some because I just keep ordering them.. I have donated one as a prize with 4 -2015 NMJL cards to a Mah jongg event here in Toronto in May. Now when I sell a special expensive set here I give a copy to my buyer. I think so far I have bought 16 books.

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  3. tobyalice

    Ann, I feel so disappointed for you. I have been in the airport in these kind of situations and it is no fun. Take yourself out for something really special today. xox toby

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    1. mahjonggandme Post author

      Toby – thanks for your kind and understanding comments. Tomorrow I will follow your advice – today I needed to catch up on sleep and make lots of phone calls to the airline to try to track my luggage (no luck so far…).
      Ann xxo

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    1. mahjonggandme Post author

      Marva – thank you for your comments. You are right that many others must have also been delayed – your words really put things in the proper perspective for me.
      Ann xxo

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  4. Caren H.

    Ann, bless your heart! I used to travel extensively for my work and know what you have been through. Your attitude is a true testimony to the person you are!

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  5. JPCusu@aol.com

    OMG!!! I am feeling the pain you have gone through. I am devastated over this news. Seems the airlines get away with too much along with their fees and disappointments to so many travelers~~~ Look forward to your future posts letting us know how all ends with this horrible experience. One day we shall get together. I will be in L.I. sometime in April, visiting my sister, going to Canada to visit family and spending more days back with my sister and family. Let me know where you will be in April. Love and hugs, Phyllis

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    1. mahjonggandme Post author

      Phyllis – you are the best for taking the time to write this to me. I should be here in NYC during April – hopefully we will get a chance to meet – I really would love to have that chance.
      Ann xxo

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  6. Jan Egri

    Ann, I can really feel for you. I am so sorry you are where you don’t want to be and I am sure all the players in Vegas are disappointed! BUT they will understand and I know you will make it up to them in your eloquent fashion. Looking forward to one day getting to one of your presentations myself.

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