Reservation for One

JERRY: I don’t understand, I made a reservation, do you have my reservation?
RENTAL CAR AGENT: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of cars.
JERRY: But the reservation keeps the car here. That’s why you have the reservation.
RENTAL CAR AGENT: I know why we have reservations.
JERRY: I don’t think you do. If you did, I’d have a car. See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to *hold* the reservation and that’s really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody can just take them.

In general I detest making reservations, perhaps it’s me just not wanting to be tied down to be somewhere at a specific place and time. But a lot of things these days take reservations like a dinner at a nice restaurant, hotels, flights, rental cars, massage appointments, and hair appointments.

I have a good relationship with my hair stylist, I can usually send her a text and get fit into the schedule on the same day, (good relationships nearly always results in great service). But last week I actually made an appointment, 3 days in advance, and they called¬† the day before to confirm it. I arrive in time for my appointment and they asked if I could come back in an hour, apparently there was a scheduling snafu as they booked me in for a 15 minute time slot instead of a 30 minute time slot. I had already waited it out at the office for my hair appointment otherwise I would have gone home already, needless to say what little hair i have is looking a bit shaggy and I was sufficiently irritated that they didn’t catch the snafu when they called to confirm it.


settling in like coffee grinds on the bottom of my cup

Lamps and Ceiling Fixture

Originally uploaded by ljv

I just finished two months in the condo and it is finally starting to look and feel more like home.  New lighting and cable/internet has added a lot to make the place feel more comfortable. I suppose i felt like a guest in my own home for a while but things are coming together nicely. Check out the pics.