Saturday, July 12, 2008


So, Thursday, I got a phone call from Orbitz. Went something like this...

Me: "Hello"

Nice Woman I Really Wanted To Yell At (NWIRWTYA): "Hi, is this Katherine?"

Me: "This is Katie"

NWIRWTYA: "We were just calling to inform you that the hotel on your Racine, WI itinerary will not be able to honor your reservation for July 19th, 2008."

Me: "Wait, what!?"

NWIRWTYA: "We've thoroughly checked the area and nothing else is available that night."

Me: "I made that reservation months ago!"

NWIRWTYA: "We are sorry about any inconvenience and hope that you will use Orbitz again soon. Have a nice day, ma'am."

Me: "Are you kidding me!?"

NWIRWTYA: "Goodbye"

Me: "What the... hello, hello? UGH."

HA! Well, after Bikram yoga this morning I will be doing some checking around. Any of you bloggers in the area that would be interested in telling me names of surrounding towns that are close to Racine and have hotels, please let me know. I was wondering how close Milwaukee is, 45 minutes? I am not that worried, really, just more annoyed than anything. The hotel room that I did have was crappy anyway. Anything else I get will be better and although it is not usually in my nature, I plan on calling the stupid hotel and giving the manager an earful today. It's not like I am going to spend the day relaxing by the pool, I have a 5-7 hour race to do. Cancelling my hotel is very un-cool.


bigmike600 said...

The South part of Milwaukee is about 25 minutes from Racine. You can try Kenosha as that is close as well. Let me know how it works. There is a group of our local SWAT team doing the race and I can check to see what we have for rooms.

J-Wim said...

Huh, I was just going to say the same thing and Miky beat me to it. I gotta start getting outta bed earlier....
Good luck!

TRI-ROB said...

Yeeeeeeeeah BUDDAY! It really works doesn't it??? Good job on keeping things in perspective!


Cindy Jo said...

Actually, you're better off heading towards Milwaukee anyway. Racine is um, well, not really a place worth spending time in.

Erin said...

I just canceled my room at the Hampton Inn in Gurnee, about 25 minutes from Racine. I think they still have availability. Good luck!