Saturday, October 20, 2007

my craziness is self evident

I had planned to go see the Opera "Iphigenia in Tauris" today. It supposed to start at 8:00pm. I am supposed to dress up, pick up my friend at 6:30 pm and meet Snoopy at 7:00pm in front of the theatre so it gives me an hour for any type of unforeseen events. On the surface this plan seems quite simple and fool-proof. But really, here is how it went down:

4:30: Call my friend to double check time of pick up at 6:30pm,was invited to friend's house for dinner so planned to get there at 5:30 instead.
mood: YAY FOOD!

5:30: arrived at friends house to realize that I have brought neither dress nor binocular nor books promised friend. I haven't panicked because as I said before, I have an hour window. So revised plan to go back home after dinner for things I need.
mood: embarrassed but calm

6:30: finished dinner while calmly convincing friend's mom that we have plenty of time. dragged friend back home.
mood: determined

6:50: finally picked up stuff that I ACTUALLY NEED for Opera. Call Snoopy to tell her going to be delayed til 7:15 pm.
mood: perfectly calm..

7:15: Call Snoopy again to tell her we are stuck in small traffic at the highway exit,
mood: still not panicking.. after all, still have 45 minutes to spare.

7:27: While parking Snoopy calls to tell me they are going in and has left ticket with usher. I thought no problem. It isn't nice to make Snoopy wait anyway.
mood: feeling a little bit of urgency

7:40: arrive at Opera House with 20 minutes to spare~!! walks calmly to the Usher who tells me that we are actually late since the show actually starts at 7:30 PM!!!!! Now we have to stay outside and wait for intermission.. at HALFTIME!!!!
mood: =O AHHH!!!! OMGWTF!!! Soul crushed...

7:45: in complete distraction and panic, I made giant papercut on my finger while I was flipping the program.
mood: pain!! :(

8:40 : finally sitting down for second half of opera
mood: remorseful,

So yeah, that was how it actually went down.... I have no idea why I thought the opera started at 8 instead of 7:30... so this is great example of how one piece of bad assumption can cause giant catastrophic chain of event to fall down. :(

oh yeah btw, the second half was pretty awesome LOL.


Kungfucius said...

Ouch, sounded like a pretty rough beginning of the night :( At least you'll probably now never ever again make a mistake on any future showtimes.

Ender said...

Did you bring opera glasses or high powered modern binoculars?

moonfleck said...

I have a small pair of bird watching binocular. so they are the same size as opera glasses, but it looks like one of htose wilderness survival ones haha.

Tochi said...

Poor Catnipped. :(

I guess you and your friend got the first dibs to the Häagen-Dazs during intermission.

Ironically, the same thing happened to me a while back. I had thought an exhibition was a week earlier than it really was. Fortunately, I caught my mistake just before I made the trip downtown. I have no idea why I got the dates messed up. I guess I was subconsciously so sure of the dates that I neglected to double check them.

Ender said...

Haha, this reminds me of one time when Kungfucius gave me a ride to the Syracuse airport from Ithaca (which is a 1.5 hr drive) only to find out that my flight was actually the next day. Super goof-up on my part!

Tochi said...

lol. That's understandable though. Who won't want to leave Ithaca early? Did you only find out when you tried to check in?

Kabitzin said...

Who goes to the airport a day early...? That is not at all like mixing up the time by half an hour!!!

Ender said...

Yeah I only found out when I checked in...the airline person gave me a very puzzled look and told me I had come a day early. I think I had the biggest 'oh shiiiiittttt' expression ever.

Velius said...

Should have asked if you could get on an earlier flight =)

ender said...

I did ask, and I did manage to get an evening flight (like 5 or 6 PM or something) instead of staying overnight. Still, that's like a 12 hour wait or something.