Lesson: Never fly into a storm! Not worth it!
Situation: Booked super early Sunday morning flight to get to D: Dive Into Mobile in NYC with client Speck Products.
Just as I was buckling in, the emails started coming about the whole Speck team’s cancelled flights. And that I should JUST NOT GO. Then we started rolling away for take off.
When I landed, my iPhone told me that the show had indeed been cancelled and the area evacuated.
OY! I was instantly evacuated from the W Hotel to a random Westin which I could hardly stand to the Ace Hotel where all is warm, hip and safe.
The Kicker: I forgot to bring my iPhone5 cellphone charger, FOOLISHLY thinking I could get a new one at an Apple store on 5th Ave. No prob. I did not understand the gravity of what that storm could bring.
Thanks to Twitter and the power of Scott Beale’s network, a blogger guy popped up and offered to lend me his cord- he was at my same hotel. You can surely understand what a lifesaving act this was, right?
Used Orbitz and Kayak and Budget.com to book a rental car to a new airport and fly home. Or else I was going to be stuck in NYC till Friday or worse. No way.
Harsh Reality: Being so dependent on technology to problem solve, communicate status with loved ones, and figure out just what the hell is going on is frightening. But it helped me sort a safe plan and quickly.