Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The last time I ate was 1:30pm Pacific time... yesterday. It is not because I have an eating disorder... it is just bad timing and lame cities.

I am in Coral Springs... land of old people, golf courses, and of course, convention centers. I got in late last night and couldn't eat during my connection in Atlanta because I did not have time, because my plane was late (probably because so many people carried their bag on!). So, I get to my hotel around 1:15am, and everything is closed. It looks like a ghost town, and I am in the middle of nowhere, not even a 7-11!!! I ask the front desk clerk if there is any food anywhere... she conjures up some boxes of honey nut cheerios, no milk. I eat some, I am not going to go into shock from hunger now... I was in too late to order room service for breakfast, but figured no big deal, I would go to the restaurant when I wake up.

I wake up at 8:45am from housekeeping. I forgot to put the do not disturb. That was so early, 5:45am my time... I couldn't really fall back asleep because the hotel is atrium style and the door to my room has a 1 inch crack between the door and the floor... so I can hear everything in the lounge. Stupid design.

So, I shower, go downstairs to the lounge... no one helps me. I go to the restaurant... no one is there!!! There was a buffet out and I almost just stole food I am dying of hunger. I go to the front desk, who originally told me about the food options.. I ask, do you really have food here... I plead my case, how I haven't eaten in hours... They have to call a server.. who then says, you want coffee? I say, no food, as I have little energy to say much else. She tells me I have to go to the restaurant, not the lounge. I say they told me I could order here, and I went to the restaurant and no one was working. She then gives me a menu, and lets me order... right away, while standing there. I tried to order a salad and then have her put that in while I decided on a meal, but she wasn't having that... so I just ordered the first thing that looked decent...

I ordered food at 8:14... It's been 15 mins, and I have only a water at my table... with a lemon... I am thinking about eating the lemon...

Oh, and I do not have a rental car and I am about 3 miles away from civilization... just Everglades and Golf Courses....

Update, it's now 8:37am PST... no food...

Update, I might die of starvation soon... 8:51... no food.... and no people that apparently work here to ask where the hell my food is...

Update... 8:57... FINALLY!

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