I’ll back up and explain.
Anticipating smaller crowds due to Passover/Easter I decided to skip the truck rental and just focus on bringing smaller things.My car is a decent size (a Honda Fit) but my friends have a station wagon that they let me borrow so I, in a rare Fit of planning ahead asked in advance if I could use it. They said “sure” and I was all set……
Ah well. Back to the Fit.
A lot will Fit in a Fit. So I Fitted and Fitted but it didn’t Fit as much as I fantasized. So I re-Fitted. And then, after I fit everything I thought I could possibly Fit in the Fit, I realized I forgot a bunch of stuff. I was Fit to be tied and muttered:
So it was back to the drawing board. But, eventually, a lot Fit and I went to bed.
Up early (4AM) the next day and off to the Rose Bowl.
Oh, except the freeway interchange I need to use was closed. And, good Angeleno that I am, I have no idea how to get to Pasadena without using a freeway.
FIT!So I went around and around until I got back on course and landed at the Rose Bowl…. about 45 minutes late. I set up quickly and then, taking advantage of the low early attendance went to renew my booth spot. And that’s when I discovered that, due to my error, they had sold my spot for next month and forever after and I now no longer have a place at the Rose Bowl.
If I had rented a truck I would have paid a fortune in extra miles as I tried to find my way to the Rose Bowl due to the freeway closure.
If I had rented a truck I would have had even lower profits (as crowds were light)
And I have long felt that, although I really enjoy the Rose Bowl, I don’t think it’s necessarily the right spot for me but I’ve been too comfortable to really break out. This will force me to explore other venues.
And finally, I was once again, rewarded and amazed by people’s kindness. All my RB friends took great sympathy for my plight (even though it was totally my fault) and my booth neighbors gave me their spot for next month as they were going to be away.
So, all in all, although I threw a few fits (sorry – last one) I now feel pretty good about the changes and spent my Monday happily being crazy productive!
I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend!