A NY Kind of Weekend…
I had a weird weekend.
It was probably one of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, but also bizarre.
My cab got into a cab accident. It was my driver’s fault. As I left my friend’s fabulous baby shower I snagged a cab to rush over to our hotel to surprise our friend for his 30th birthday. Two lanes were merging into one and my driver tried to cut off the other guy and ended up hitting him. Our cabs got stuck together and we skidded for a bit before hitting the side and stopping. I sat in shock for a minute or two while the two drivers got out and started cursing at one another. I kind of banged my knee and head and today I have a big bruise, but I am fine otherwise. After a few minutes I stepped out as did the couple in the other cab. My driver did not want to let me leave and I was alone and kind of scared. He insisted I pay for my ride so I threw $6 at him and scurried away with the other couple. We were on that road that crosses Central Park so we had to walk about a mile before any cab could stop and pick us up to go to our destinations. I said bye to the other couple and after waiting for about 10 minutes found a cab. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry, but when I got back to the hotel and saw PB and my friends I burst into tears. So embarrassing. Even more embarrassing is that I didn’t think to get his cab number or anything.
The surprise 30th birthday night was lots of fun. After a dinner I can’t wait to share with you we all headed out for a drink. PB’s friend suggested they order whiskey and they did. When the bill came they realized they ordered one of the most expensive whiskeys on the menu at $56 a glass! It was a mistake we will not repeat. It was actually really funny and I took a picture of the receipt to remember it. Oh, and our sodas were $8 each. Only in NY…
PB was going to surprise me with an iPad for Christmas. He was checking out Craigslist and found a woman agreeing to sell hers for only $300. It was an iPad worth almost $1,000. He asked a bunch of questions and everything seemed to check out- even though the iPad would be coming from Italy. She said she would be using TNT and that he should send payment by Western Union transfer- no credit cards accepted. That’s when we knew it had to be BS. (Credit cards protect you from fraud but a straight Western Union transfer is just like cash and does not). Yesterday morning we googled her name and realized it is a huge scam. Luckily we realized it in time. Merry Christmas to us, hmpf!
I feel better now that I’ve shared the weirdness. Now I can’t wait to share the amazing meals we had in NYC.
What was the weirdest thing that happened to you this weekend?