I am never late to the airport. If you ask my husband he will tell you that I am neurotic about being early to the airport. It's simple, I don't like stress. And getting late to the airport is not something I do. Until yesterday.
I calculated my drive time to LAX based on the hundreds of trips I had already made to LAX. This year. Ok. That's an exaggeration. But I have driven to and from LAX eight times in the last month so that should count for something. I had an 8:20am flight so if figured if I left at 6:00am then I would get to the airport by 7:00 which would allow an hour and twenty minutes to get on my flight. Piece of cake.
First mistake? When I went to bed on Sunday night it was starting to rain. Since people in Los Angeles forget how to drive in the rain I should have moved my departure time up at least fifteen minutes. Second mistake? I thought about calling uber but I was afraid the driver wouldn't have a fast pass and thus not be able to drive in the car pool lane. Third mistake? I think I should have just driven faster. The drive took nearly two hours which was double the time I had calculated.
Needless to say, I got to the check in counter with 20 minutes to spare but I knew I had missed the luggage check-in deadline. And the ten 127-page Marketing Boot Camp binders need a lot of luggage space.
Fortunately the story gets better. I was put on standby for the next flight and made it. I also got the last seat in Dallas for the flight to Waco. I am much later than I expected but I am here!
I always try to fly to my workshops at least a day early to allow for weather and airline delays. Fortunately this was the first time I was delayed because of my error. But the Boot Camp doesn't start until tomorrow and I ended up only arriving about four hours later. I still have plenty of time tomorrow to get all of my morning errands done. I am cooking breakfast and lunch so I have a bit of shopping to do. I can't wait!
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