Sunday, September 24, 2006

Rosh Hashanah - Day Two (JC)

If a Charlie Brown cartoon could be made into a live action movie, then this day was a scene from that. We were Charlie Brown and the football had been pulled away from us at the last minute to have us land on our backs yelling "Argh!"

For most people, Rosh Hashanah means three things: shul, food, and family all in double helpings. My aunt and uncles were not going to shul with us on day 2 Rosh Hashanah. An important day as it's the only day to hear the shofar (since day 1 was on Shabbos and it's not played then), last chance to talk to the BIG GUY before he closes the book of life. HMMM.

After a vibrant service and hearing the shofar blasts, we made our way to the door. The shul secretary and her husband asked us where my aunt and uncles were. When they realized that we were abandoned by my FAMILY, they gave us a lift to Giffnock (two train stations away from where the B&B is) so we could get some lunch.

The rain fell heavily, no one was home and taxis were absent. It was a really crappy day and getting crappier by the minute.

While the rain was falling and we were quickly getting drenched, we ran into a grocery store to try and call a taxi. I picked up the direct phone in the store and was told it would take half an hour. As our options were slim, we decided to wait it out. After 20 minutes we started getting impatient and I called again. This time I was told the company had no cars on the road. Yet again, we were let down.

We relented and took the train back. On the way back we were told that Deuce was sick and in the hospital with a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). ARGH! What else could happen?

We finally arrived back at the B&B with flowers in hand for our innkeeper who has been very much like our wee bonnie bubbie.

We came in sore, tired, wet. We slept for a few hours and our innkeeper made us two cups of tea and some cookies as we had not had dinner. We told her about our day and her eyes went wide in disbelief as she exclaimed "some people!"

Rotten day. Tomorrow WILL be better.

1 comment:

Doris & Dan Clark said...

That does suck!

But I am enjoying the rest of your trip recap.

Keep smilin!