<span class=”drop_cap”>I</span> made a terrible mistake today and I’m writing this post after I have dipped my head in a bucket of ice for an hour. Seriously.
We will be traveling in October and while we’re going to be separated into two groups: the hubz travelling 2 weeks earlier than Pristine and I (because of work), we planned to come back together, be in the same plane together as we leave Japan.
M has booked mine and Pristine’s flight last night. Great. Now, since he has to ask his boss for permission regarding his itinerary he wanted to book his flight the day after (today). He called me that his boss has said yes and I can proceed booking for him. At that point, he can’t select our desired schedule in his PC anymore. The price has changed. So he asked me to try in mine.
And I did. I was excited that the flight was available and the price was what we wanted. I had to book real fast. The booking task was quick. How difficult can it get? I’ve done this so many times.
When the dust settled, I realized something was wrong – only after I received the booking email (after making the payments and finalizing it) that he is scheduled to travel ONE DAY ahead of Pristine and me!! I booked him with the same flight numbers as mine but didn’t check the date.
So dumb. Excuse me while I dip my head in cold water once more.
Right now, M is still pacing to and fro across the room thinking what to do with me or with his flight. He could change the booking I made for him for a cancellation fee. He is frugal and careless mistakes that incur fines do not suit well with him.
Update: All is well. I am forgiven and after paying the cancellation/rebooking fees, I simultaenously said goodbye to my dream of buying a small point and shoot digital camera.