I met with two soon-to-be-coworkers last night for a beer and I thought one of ’em said there’d be food, but no one ordered anything. I don’t know if it was hunger, some kind of coffee withdrawal, the humid weather or what, but I had the worst headache for those 3 hours.
Finally made it back to my hotel after midnight and just as I was passing out – headache still hammering – the front desk calls to give me a message from Charles to meet him for breakfast this morning at 10:30. When I woke up, I had this in my inbox:
I’m no psychic, but it would appear that he wants to meet for breakfast. Which to me, implies both meeting and eating food. Yeah, neither of those things happened.
I got there around 10:15. Took this pic of my Kindle (which I’ve quickly grown to love) and this fresh watermelon juice, also deserving of love.
Around 10:45 a Chinese woman comes up to me, introduces herself as Brenda, and says something about Charles being sick. (He’s had the flu for several weeks and finally went to the doctor? This makes no sense…) And of course she didn’t order any food, so I didn’t order any food. (What’s the deal with meeting at restaurants and not eating anything?!)
So I’m not to come to work until Thursday now. They want me to roam around Hong Kong and get a feel for the place for 3 more days. It’s a stupid thing to complain about, but I was just planning on going to work tomorrow. Now I gotta go out in this heat and roam around? (Meaning, NOT hole up in my hotel room and order movies off itunes…)
I do feel like a lazy baby. I wish my reaction were “Yay!! Three days to do whatever I want in HONG KONG!! And come back to a nice, clean hotel room. Can’t wait!!” It takes energy (at least 2 or 3 kinds) and money to tour around a city for 3 days by yourself. Knowing someone who lives in the city you’re visiting is really the way to go. I’ll gather myself and make a to-do list, soon as I finish the Matrix I rented last night off itunes. (It was just $3!)