Stranded in Dubai..

Ah shit, noobed it.

Was doing some server migration yesterday, with quite a few things going wrong as usual..

So when I arrived in Dubai I came online to sort them out, knocked out a few blog posts too, surfed etc normal stuff.

I sat by my departure gate, waiting for the queue to get a bit smaller, when there was just 5-6 people left to enter the gate…I went to the desk.

I then realised the queue I’d been watching was for a New York flight….not a Birmingham flight.


Yes indeed, 100% oh shit moment.

I realised my flight wasn’t in fact delayed, I was just watching the wrong gate.

It was one of those 11/13 gates with a peice on each side, my real gate was obscured behind the one I was watching.

Argh Internet is bad..bad.b.adddd

Work is bad!

Oh well at least I don’t have to overnight here, the next Birmingham flight is in 7 hours..

I managed to get some free food aswell because of my ‘delayed’ flight..

I’m sitting on the floor now recharging my almost flat laptop battery.

They never put the powerpoints in convenient places, I always end up sitting on the floor leaning against a pillar.

Might try and get some sleep, without oversleeping and missing my flight AGAIN, which would be quite terrible.

Ah well, shit happens.




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16 Responses to Stranded in Dubai..

  1. wingz August 8, 2006 at 2:21 pm #

    OH SHIT!!! lucky got anoder flight soon la

  2. Nicktay August 8, 2006 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh man!! thats sucks!! have a good trip back dude

  3. earl-ku August 8, 2006 at 2:28 pm #

    hahahaha – i bets its bloody funny when u explained it to them .. did you or did you not explain at all


  4. KY August 8, 2006 at 3:51 pm #

    hahahaha, pwnd

  5. tigerjoe August 8, 2006 at 4:51 pm #

    bro, the smoking room at Dubai airport has a power outlet and benches that you can move about.

    Unless they’ve renovated the place since the last time I was there.

  6. michael August 8, 2006 at 5:37 pm #

    dude – enjoy ur hols and dont forget to enjoy ur makan as well ……. homw brewed beer and meal….what a life!

  7. spiller August 8, 2006 at 7:07 pm #

    free food? so nice of them. which airline was it again?

  8. terry August 8, 2006 at 11:06 pm #

    yo bro, if you’re going back to queen’s garden, do get me a toke or a bong k ? we’ll pay good ransom 🙂

    airy gator goh zai mass

  9. James August 8, 2006 at 11:29 pm #

    Yeah I can’t believe you didn’t bring back any bongs from Dubai. 🙂

  10. Michelle August 9, 2006 at 7:00 pm #

    oh dear – well, enjoy your hols anyway, ‘aight?

  11. Hijackqueen August 10, 2006 at 1:34 pm #

    How come they didn’t page you thru the intercom?

  12. FireAngel August 10, 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    don’t be lazy! update daily!

  13. moo_t August 10, 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    What happens to the checked-in luggage?

  14. ShaolinTiger August 10, 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    wingz: Yah thankfully didn’t have to stay overnight in the airport.

    Nicktay: Thanks man!

    earl-ku: Not really bro, I kinda mumbled something about missing my connecting flight, wrong apparent reason and acted stupid. Thankfully they didn’t charge me a fortune for my mistake.

    tigerjoe: Yah I know bro, I could barely stand it in there when I did smoke…now I’ve quit, it’s a no go!

    michael: Thanks, started off with some hearty free range pork chops last night and a fresh cream raspberry turnover!

    spiller: Emirates, still my favourite airline.

    terry: I’ll see what I can do.

    Hijackqueen: There’s so many announcements in Dubai airport in so many languages you become oblivious to them all, they should realise that and be more selective.

    FA: Tried using a Pentium II 333mhz with dialup lately? Didn’t think so..

    moo_t: It’s all canggih now, the bags have bar codes and are automatically removed from the plane and stored, it was put back on the correct plane and arrived in Birmingham with me!

  15. Ted August 11, 2006 at 4:29 am #

    [LOL] I’m not laughing at you, man – I’m laughing with you. [snicker] My trip home from the UK last year was, ehhrr, amusing – at least it is now looking back…

    At least you managed to get on another flight and you’ll get a chance to relax once you’re on board!

  16. ShaolinTiger August 11, 2006 at 6:01 am #

    Ted: Yah yah bro…laugh it up! Yah was lucky to get another bird after a few hours. Back in blighty living it up now 🙂 Well I would be if the weather would make its mind up…it’s hot summer, then 5 minutes later windy cold raining..urgh. Welcome home indeed.