So we all have those moments of FAIL. Here is my big one from the BlogHer ‘12 conference. The actual conference was at the Hilton on Avenue of the America’s (also known as 6th street). On Saturday I was going to the Getting Gorgeous Event which was at the Warwick Hotel and the address said West 54th Street. I actually tapped on the address and pulled it up on my iPhone and this is what came up. The blue dot was my location and the red is where I had to go.
Now, I totally know that it really is not a super long way – but for my regular readers you know I’m working on things but I have a long way to get in shape. I did not want to get all hot and sweaty because it was very hot and humid here that day and I had already done a lot of walking. So based on the map – I decided to take a quick taxi ride.
I get in the cab and tell the driver the address and off we go. Then it dawns on the driver after we have already left that apparently we were very, very, very close. He snapped at me (really) that the place I needed to go was right across the street from where I had been. He started talking about street numbers and such and finally I just said Look, I’m not from here, I messed up, just take me where I need to go. I was a little annoyed that HE was being so annoyed with me. I mean frankly I was paying him regardless. When we pulled in front he points out one window and says “there is the Hilton” and then points out the other window, truly right across the street and says “there is the Warwick”. DOH!
Oh well, lesson learned. I’m going to have to get better with maps and GPS when I am in New York City next time for sure!
Were you at the conference? If so, what was your biggest #FAIL moment? If you weren’t at the conference, do you have any #FAIL moments from your own travels you want to share?
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