Dear online travel site,
Thank you very much for offering to, uh, expedite me three plane tickets for our family trip to Canada next summer. The price I thought I was going to get was most reasonable.
Filling out your pages and pages of order forms was a treat, as was the receipt of notification at the very end that it was not possible to fulfill my booking request at that time. It was, however, quite helpful to re-direct me to your telephone service hotline, who told me the same thing.
The friendly lady on the other end kindly offered to remedy the situation, however. She passed me onto a colleague in the sales department, who also informed me that the tickets I wanted – the cheap ones – were no longer available, but that a competing airline was offering nearly the same route for only €250 more per ticket.
Gee, how could I possibly pass up such an incredible deal? Call me crazy, but I guess once in a while you have to let others enjoy the good things in life.
I then went directly to the site of the airline offering the much lower fares. Funny thing, the tickets were still available! Within minutes I had the booking code, and the airline had its money. Wasn’t that simple? Just what are you guys good for, anyway?
With some of the €750 I’ll save, I will gladly send you framed, glossy photos of my daughter with her grandma when next summer rolls around.