If I leave Aspen traveling east at 350 miles per hour, making a 55 minute stop in Denver, then continuing east at 400 miles per hour to Washington, DC by midnight, at what time will my luggage arrive?
b) roughly 12:15 a.m., depending on how fast the ground crew is at Dulles
c) noon-2pm the next day
I suppose I don't have to tell you the correct answer is c). My luggage never even left Aspen, despite the fact that I checked in over an hour prior to my flight.
Assuming the same conditions as described in Question 1, at what time did my thrice-confirmed driver arrive to collect me at Dulles?
a) roughly 11:40 because he wanted to be there in case I got in early
c) this is a trick question because he never showed up
How long did I have to wait for a cab at the airport?
a) 5 minutes
b) 15 minutes
c) 30 minutes
(Just go ahead and pick the worst possible option, because that's how my travel luck is going tonight.)
On the bright side, I did meet Wade Davis, who gave a talk at TED on day 1, in the cab line.