Tuesday, June 24, 2008

...Florida.......it's hot here! No Armadillos though :(

so it started out a normal ish day - I worked late last night....got up this morning and walked to work....

did I tell you it was HOT in Florida?? yup! hot!

So tonight i'm here at the hotel and i'm getting cabin fever...i've not left the hotel/work in a few days - i've walked around looking for my gator a bit...but i wanted adventure...I wanted....scrapbooking....

so I decide i'm 'hire' a taxi to the scrapbook store....whimsodoodle...I mean Mapquest says that it's like 13 mins away or something like that...so I hop in the cab and off I go to the store....$30 cab fare...EEK - do you KNOW how much paper i could have bought with that???

so i shop - it's a great store - but i only had 40 mins to shop cause it closed at 8 - (my cab took 30 mins to pick me up which cut into my hour i was suppose to be there---RRR)

Anyhow I got GRUNGEBOARD! i was so excited!!

Anyhow the ladies were very nice and told me where i could go for dinner---its a bar type deal.. well i go there and order Nacho Grande with Chili - OK so i've had all sorts of versions of Nachos - I should have read closely --- my nachos come out...with that 'squeeze cheese' on them...so they weren't too too bad...but i'm not even goign near the calorific value of that stuff....oh gawd!

Anyhow I finish up and ask the waitress to call me a cab - (for some reason i felt that the waitress was overly friendly to me too - weird).

Anyhow so the cab shows up --buddy looks straggly - but I try not to judge books by their covers...

I guess down here it's kind of uncommon for a cab to take credit cards. So I get in...and ask if he takes them...he says NOPE - so i'm like ok...to go to the Hilton Lake Carillion - how much would it be?
So at this point I should have jumped from the car....
he says 'Uhhh I dont know..'
I say "well the cab here was like 30...so around that?"
he says "uhh yeah"
I say "OK i have that much...."

Note to self (SUSAN..GET OUT OF CAR)

Anyhow he pulls out...and says "OH do YOU know where that hotel is?"
as he says this to me he kind of turns towards me - and I get the whiff....
OF ALCOHOL....

I'm like..."UH NO...I have no idea where the hotel is..."

so he says - "what kinda music you like??"
'Hip hop? rock and roll"?

I say - "i'm easy with anything...it's fine..."
he blares the music....like LOUD...LOUD..Like I'm drunk and i love this music LOUD......

All of a sudden hes' turns the music down...says AWW Man...I gotta stop for gas....
I'm thinking...OK this is going to be a gas station I can get out and get a different cab.....as he pulls down this dark alley.....F*ck! I can't get out of the goddamned car..it's dark and the gas station was shady lookin...no main drag...no bright lights....

so I wait while buddy pumps gas.....

he gets back in and starts radioing the dispatch guy who he can't understand (ummm dont drink and drive??) and then his cell phone rings....it's 'John' - his brother John....John is going to tell him where the hotel is...UM???? do i go left? Oh i dont know ?Oh ok...he hangs up...

John has gps in his truck and is goign to call us back...to tell us which direction we should take....(OH OK then - sheesh)

i can tell we are driving away from it as I thoguht I saw the hilton sign....

buddy says "OH i hate to turn around - the Hilton might be right up there."..YEAH....OK.....

He turns the car....and puts a cigarette in his mouth...and lights it up...OH he offers me one-so it's all good....

so we are driving along...John calls back....he's like"oh where? Oh oh.."

I'm in the back seat saying - "its RIGHT there..." turn here...turn HERE...turn here!!

buddy: 'ohhh rght here.??.' i was here last week - i knew it was right here...I hate that when that happens'....

I thinking you asshole...

we get there and I say - you have change ??

he's like - Nope I got two dollars that's it....

as if i'm tipping him...I shouldn't even have paid him...I was hopping mad...OMG

there were lots of things I could have done differently but holy shit I had to get back to the hotel.........anyhow...no freaking Armadillos but an 'Assadillo'- Oh that was good...LOL

6 comments:

jennypooh624 said...

OMG Sue...I would've been freaking. Glad to hear you made it back safely. Maybe you should just stick to walking :o)

jennypooh624 said...

BTW...nice job on the word invention "Assadillo"!!!!

The Queen said...

Good Lord woman! Did they not have a company logo anywhere on the vehicle? That could have been a very bad mistake, I'm glad your ok but man oh man that is terrible.

Stay far, far away from t he Assadillo's down there, they are bad news man!

prittykitty said...

LOL! You're braver than I! Totally would have passed on the cab. I'm too chicken.

Kimmartha said...

Note to self - If I am Sue's Secret Santa this year, I am buying her some pepper spray. And a GPS.

jennypooh624 said...

I tagged you, check my blog :o)