January 27, 2009

I Never Would Have Guessed

The kids and I put ourselves up in a hotel after we lost power at home due to Mother Nature's sick twisted sense of humor. Apparently she thinks causing school to be cancelled isn't enough, a citywide power outage is just what we all need to bring us together. I say Mother Nature never spent any time with my kids or it'd be 70 degrees and sunny every damn day.

We get all unpacked, run out to the closest place to get some lunch, and then decide to hit the indoor pool. BAM!!! Right in the middle of a game of Marco Polo (Aidan cheats), the lights go out. A woman walks by the pool a couple of minutes later and looks in at us as she walks by. Then she turns around, uses her keycard to open the door to the pool room and says to me, "The power is out."

No way! Is that what happened? That would explain the darkness now wouldn't it? Thank you, Miss Stating The Obvious, I'm not sure I'd have figured that one out on my own. *multiple eyerolls*

11 comments:

Krissi said...

Has it come back on yet? Ours has managed to stay on thus far, with a few small flickers every now and again, just enough to make you think "oh shit, here we go"!!

Jen said...

totally, effing sucks. that would happen to only you. what luck you have.

Robin said...

She sounds like the kind of person who steps outside at night and announces, "it's dark out!"
You should have motioned her to come close to the edge of the pool, then said something to her REALLY quietly so that she'd have to lean in juuuuust close enough in for you to easily yank her right into the pool.
That'll teach her to state the freakin' obvious!
:)

CynthiaK said...

Crappy.

And, don't you love people who are helpful like that? What would the world be like without them.

melanie @ don't expect much said...

"I say if Mother Nature spent any time with my kids..." HERE HERE!! I'll drink to that... as I stare out the window at the snow falling knowing that it's gonna be a "snow day" tomorrow which only means a day missed at work (no pay), multiple dryer runs of wet gloves (extra $), hot cocoa (stains the carpet), you get the picture...

Gist to my comment? I feel your pain... and cross my fingers that I don't have the shitty luck of the power going out... :P

Sarah said...

I'm surprised that you didn't tell her, "No it's not. My son cheats at Marco Polo so I arranged to level the playing field." Somehow all your yucky weather is turning to much needed rain as it gets here so I'm grateful that you kept the junk.

Kritta22 said...

You should have given her a sticker for being Capt Obvious.

How's that hotel treating you?

Debra said...

hmm, so did the hotel offer to put you up in another hotel with power? I hope it was not out long.

Debbie said...

I just adore people like that. Without them, who would we make fun of? They make life much better.
Did the hotel have a generator?

Stacie said...

yikes...stay warm!

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Keep her away from the pool.

It's wet, you know.