Thursday, 26 February 2009

Randomness before the thankfulness plus the evil twin called procrastination and laziness!!!

Hola...long time no see y'all...I've missed y'all to pieces!!!
Well... the reason for my AWOL on thankful Saturday is because your gurl was live in Paris over the weekend...proper short trip though...silly French consulate peops wouldn't give me more than 3days 'cos that was all my travel insurance covered!!! can you imagine...I paid about 60quid to get a 3day visa...MSCHEEEEWW(loooong hisss)!
Paris was cool and I loved every second of it...but I must tell you it wasn't a very interesting start...which brings me to the twin evil(procrastination and laziness....)
GNG I'm not kidding, I give procrastination a whole new meaning...or used to...cos after my experience on Saturday, I "changed" with a capital C!!!
It all started on Saturday morning,I was good to go to the airport but decided to look for some inconsequential rubbish...seriously I can't even open my mouth to tell you what I spent over 20minutes to search for ...flight was some minutes after 10pm and it'll take me about an hour to get to the airport using the normal underground train...Got to the station around 8:45a.m...now there's a fast train from paddington to heathrow,please and please people shouldn't common sense that is not common have told me I should just go straight to paddington to board the 15minutes fast train?...but knowwww...NoLimit decided to be penny/kobo wise and Pound/Naira foolish...I was like naa it'll cost me almost 20quid to go on that train and it'll just cost me 2quid @ the max to use the underground train...therefore...your gal opted for option B(Ijebu oshi!!!)...
This wicked underground train decided to stop at a particular station FOREVER!!! at this point in time I was sweating fire!!! I started praying and commanding the train to move(mschewww na today?)...aaaaannyways I finally got to heathrow at about 9:50 only for me to find out that I MISSED MY FLIGHT!!!:-( I REALLY WANTED TO WAIL...But you know how it is...Fergie said..."Big gals don't cry"lol...but I was wailing in my heart...I got to the customer service and I tell you...there was no english I didn't speak to this people but did it work? nada...I eventually had to cough out another 140quid...I wanted to DIE!!!My eyes were shooting daggers at the woman behind the counter but she had this stupid plastic smile plastered to her face...I really wanted to wipe it off with a punch...but you know what the consequence would have been...bloooooodddy armed robbers!So that changed me big time...and I decided there and then to NEVER procrastinate again...ermmm it is working...I hope :-)

On the high side, I met this cute foine American dude who was stuck in London 'cos he had to pay 57quid for an extra 5kg!!! (did someone say the airline should be sued?...YES I agree!!!)...right back to my yarnz...The ATMs in heathrow refused to allow the brova to withdraw money from his account so I decided to be a good Samaritan ( plus dude is really cute *no issues there*)...HECK NO I didn't pay for him...I just chipped in to make up the total payment...he had some cash on him...
Yeah so I made a new friend...
On getting to Paris, we waited for our luggage to arrive but the *stoopeed* airline refused to release our luggage.We were ushered into a room to fill the baggage claim form and they were like they'll send my luggage to my hotel room...they gave us some souvenirs and apologised...but your gal wasn't having non of it o!I asked for the procedure for compensation and they said I could spend 100quid(euros) overnight if my luggage doesn't arrive and they'll reimburse the total amount...I was already thinking of how I will hit this pay(at least that compensates a bit for my 140quid) when another staff came to tell us that our luggage had arrived...I was sooooooo MAD....Mschew!

Well I had MARD fun and I will definitely go again...with a different airline of 'cos...Will put up my thankfulness post on Saturday...have a good evening peops!

By the way Naija Bloggers award 09 is here live...if you don't know...know you do...go cast your vote!

ta ta

17 comments:

Adedayo Adeniyi Nigeria said...

the first to comment....
thank God for the lesson learnt cos procrastination is a very terrible disease. your story also shows that things are not as perfect as people believe in the european nations as well.

Funms-the rebirth said...

awww, lost 140 cuz of 20...pele o... glad u enjoyed the french city.... so whats d update on this fine american dude, hope hes a brova o?

Good Naija Girl said...

You, NoLimit are très adorable, and this entry had me laughing the whole time.

Procrastination is truly a disease and I hope I can be cured like you.

Pele (BIGTIME!) on having to pay the extra...man, reading that angered me like it did on the way back from Naija (still have to write about that)!

Well you got some yummy eye candy out of the whole thing, so all was not lost. Nice work helping out the American dude...God will bless you tenfold!

Did you take any pics while in Paris? Will we be getting more gist?

Favoured Girl said...

Procrastination and laziness - tell me about it. Pele dear, it sure cost you big time. I'm glad you still enjoyed your holiday though. Paris is still on my "places to visit" list. So please give us more gist and post some photos!

Have a great weekend dearie.

Enkay said...

Pele o! At least you didn't throw a feat like that Chinese woman who got famous after she missed her flight and threw a super huge tantrum.

Two good things came out of it though - You've changed from procrastination with a big 'C' (let's hope it lasts o!)AND you met a Cute brova who'll likely call u again soon! lol!

pink-satin said...

i tell you those evil twins are bitches!!!

LG said...

C for congrats :)



it is well

Rita said...

That was expensive...but it's a lesson you've shared which we all of us will learn from, that's the good part :-)

sorry

Writefreak said...

Ah! ijebu buruku...lesson learnt i guess..
why you no invite me to paris? glad you no die as i always hear see paris and die..lol
you good?

Buttercup said...

Eeya soweeeee! We learn our lessons in the oddest, most annoying ways..

A cute american boy, huh? Did u exchange numbers?

NoLimit said...

@ Adedayo... Well I’m definitely healed of that disease right now!
Things are not perfect anywhere…there are pros and cons of living in any part of the world…you just have to weigh your options and live wherever you decide to live(well not cut and dry like that…but yeah…almost…)


@ Funms... Hmmm no update o! He sure is a brova!!! lol…but hold on a second…brova as in???

@GNG... Awww thanks…now my head is swelling! Glad I made you laugh…if I can be cured, then your miracle is definitely available!
Paying the extra amount angered me as well…but I was just thankful that I could afford to pay it in the first place!
Can’t wait to read on your post on the naija drama!

@ Favoured Girl... Thanks gal…seriously you need to visit that city…it is beautiful…wish I could have stayed longer…but alas…work calleth!

@ Enkay... Haven’t heard this Chinese woman’s gist o! please fill me in biko!

@ pink-satin... tell me about it!!!major ones at that!

@ LG congrats indeed!...thanks

@ Rita… too expensive man!

@ Adedayo... Well I’m definitely healed of that disease right now!
Things are not perfect anywhere…there are pros and cons of living in any part of the world…you just have to weigh your options and live wherever you decide to live(well not cut and dry like that…but yeah…almost…)


@ Funms... Hmmm no update o! He sure is a brova!!! lol…but hold on a second…brova as in???

@GNG... Awww thanks…now my head is swelling! Glad I made you laugh…if I can be cured then your miracle is definitely available!
Paying the extra amount angered me as well…but I was just thankful that I could afford to pay it in the first place!
Can’t wait to read your post on the naija drama!

@ Favoured Girl... Thanks gal…seriously you need to visit that city…it is beautiful…wish I could have stayed longer…but alas…work calleth!

@ Enkay... Haven’t heard this Chinese woman’s gist o! Please fill me in biko!

@ pink-satin... tell me about it!!! major ones at that!

@ LG congrats indeed!...thanks

@ Rita… too expensive man!

@ Writefreak said...lol @ ijebu buruku!...ahn ahn you know how it is now…I gas’ to be sharp…only that it back fired this time around!
Ahh sorry no vex o! I for invite you o…but ermmm…you know how it is…it will be a loooonnnngggg thing to write formal letter to get permission from uncle!!! lol
Abi o…people say “see Paris and die”…but as for moi…I choose to LIVE!!!

@ Buttercup …thanks babes! That lesson of mine was too expensive o!...

anonymous gal said...

atleast u spent 3days at paris. im 2 green to post a proper comment

tobenna said...

You apparently had a very busy 3 days. Paris must have been a blast.
You didnt say what exactly you did there though.....
Which man did you go to see?
Nominated you in a category already

NoLimit said...

@ anonymous...you're green? why's that?:-)
@Tobenna...hee hee hee!!!ermmm I'll tell you in camera! all you need to know is Paris was brilliant!

NoLimit said...

@Tobenna...awww thanks for nominating me...!!!

scribble,me.free said...

lol...mahn i need to take a vacation. £140 though? that's a piss take. I spend at least 10 minutes every morning "parambulating" before I leave the house. I tell myself its because I dont want to forget anything

RocNaija said...

So pray please say which airline this was.. so we'll know which ones to avoid..
I bet your train must have stopped 'forever' at Earl's Court..?! Been on it enought imes to know..

lol @ s.m.f for 'parambulating...