Could not get flights. How can a person not get flights? Who knows—but there were no flights available. I called about a dozen different airlines, and the answer was always the same, We’re booked, So sorry, Please try another day.
With no way to get there, I was forced to cancel the hotel reservation. “I apologize, but I have to cancel. We couldn’t get flights.”The girl on the phone did not take it well. “You … you don’t want to come to Jenny Lake? Was it something I said? How can I get you to change your mind?” Somehow she represented all that was Jenny Lake and she took the rejection personally.
I wanted to tell her I was not breaking up with the hotel, the airline had broken up with me. I was a victim of circumstance.“No, no, miss, please do not misunderstand,” I begged, “I do want to come to Jenny Lake, it’s just the airline has no flights.”
“You’re making excuses,” she huffed, “and that one is not even believable. How naïve do you think I am?”“I promise it’s true! Why would I make it up? I want to come to Jenny Lake, I really do!”
She turned all business, her voice now sounding robotic: “Fine. Reservation number, please?”I gave her the number and she finally cancelled my request.
I still wonder what I missed out on.