Thursday, May 23, 2013
I Have Reservations ......
Flowers are blooming .........
and just beginning to bloom.
Morning Glory is just getting started. It is over cast with a nip in the air. The pool is filling and I have no doubt it will be used this weekend, despite the temperature of the water.
My muscles are becoming accustomed to the new work load. Rain drizzled on my head and I decided to take a break. I have had the phone tucked into my pocket for the entire week, afraid to miss a reservation. I have a couple of sites left, but there are always those who will simply show up expecting me to have held a site for such events.
"Do you have any reservations for this weekend?" asks the voice on the phone.
"Yes, I do. A lot of them."
"Oh, good. I want one. I want to beside the pool and the playground, but not in the sun."
I squelch the urge to ask just which one of my reservations she would like me to bump for her. "Oh, you meant openings. Most all of my sites are reserved already, but let me see what I have left."
"Well, we kinda wanted to pick our own site when we get there."
Really. I explain to her that it is a holiday weekend and most sites were booked well in advance. She seems disappointed to learn that she will have to take the site I assign her and won't be able to pick and choose.Wants to know if it would be possible to just move someone if they got there before "other people". I reply in the negative and we move on to her reservation. I tell her I will need a credit card or a cash deposit to secure her reservation.
"Do you mean I need to go to the bank to make sure my credit card is secure?" My head begins to ache. Why did I phrase it that way? Have I learned nothing in 9 years?
"No, ma'am, I just need to have a credit card number to be able to hold a site for you."
"Oh, we will be there ....... unless my husband can't get off work. We have been planning this for a week and I am pretty sure we will make it. Do you still need my credit card?"
It looks like it will be a long weekend.