In that last post I wrote, I referred to buying a time share.
Here is what happened.
I was driving to Detroit to see Joshua Bell, and I called the Hilton hotel to make sure it would be ok for me to check in around 10pm. I did not want to be denied because of my late check in. They said that was fine, and then they said “Hey, it is Hilton’s 99th birthday, I’m going to have you talk to this other guy!”
He sounded so excited, so I got excited, too, and said “ok!” I mean, yay 99th birthday! Of course I wanted to talk to this other guy!
The other guy was super happy, so that made me super happy and he said that TODAY ONLY I could get 3 nights and 4 days in Orlando PLUS a $100 certificate for park admission IF I BUY IT NOW for only $223. At ANY of their hotels. PLUS I could get a $200 voucher for a stay at any of their hotels anywhere. Clearly, this man had my best interest at heart and wanted me to get the best things.
I told the guy that I went to Disney when I was 5 and I had the chicken pox, and that I really want to go. He said “You should buy this now, then”. I said “I literally have zero dollars” and he said “But it’s only today!” Then he said “You know, I went to Ohio State” and I said “Yay Buckeyes” and he asked if I went there, too, and I said no, I went to NDC. He said he liked Columbus, and I said yes, it can be nice. Then he said “So how would you like to pay for your Hilton vacation today?” and it caught me off guard so I said “My Visa card?”
And that was that.
Then I got an e-mail telling me I should schedule my vacation and not to forget that I have to attend a two hour meeting about buying a time share.
The Hilton Man tricked me.
Then yesterday I received a phone call, and I never answer my phone, so usually this is not an issue. But the same phone number had been calling me three times a day, every day, and it was a Florida number. I answered it.
It was a SUPER FRIENDLY lady! We bonded and we were happy and excited together and she asked me when I wanted to schedule my Orlando vacation. I said “Here is the thing, I have no intention of buying a time share. There is no way that will happen, nothing will talk me into it. I am not in a position to do it and I really do not like Florida that much, so I kind of feel like I am cheating because I am going there KNOWING I will not purchase a time share. Ever.” She said “Oh that’s ok, a lot of people do that. Maybe in ten years you’ll want one and you’ll remember us.” I said “Oh ok, then, do you have any dates in November?” I have heard Disney is least crowded the week of Thanksgiving.
Now I am going to Disneyworld November 21st – 24th, by myself. No one will be there to unattach me from Dug when I meet him. That means I can potentially be his best friend and live there.
I am NOT going to Harry Potter World because I need a full week and a shit ton of money to do that. I am not doing that one half assed.
Here is a picture of Jessica, Josh, me and Roger from Lindsey’s wedding. This picture has nothing to do with the rest of this post.