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My story will take readers back to the days of yore... err... last August, when I visited Ireland on a family vacation. My husband and I traveled with my sister and brother-in-law before gathering with my parents and extended family for a wedding. Many wonderful and amazing things occurred on that trip. For example, we saw this:
|Inis Oirr, the smallest of the three Aran Islands|
|Thomond Park, Limerick- The Munster Rugby Stadium|
Me: "It's eleven in the morning on a Tuesday. Can they really be closed?"
Pilot Walking Through Airport: "Hello! Looking for your car? He'll probably be asleep now won't he? We'll have someone give him a call."
One Hour Later
Awakened Budget Employee: "Your reservation was cancelled in the UK last week."
Me: "I did not cancel the reservation and I do not know anyone in the UK, so certainly I did not instruct anyone there to cancel."
Me: "What are my options, here?"
Me: "Yes. I still need a car. What are my options. Do you have another one we could rent?"
Me: [turning very red and taking very deep breaths]
ABE: "You could go to our office in Galway and see if there is a car there for you."
Me: "Go back to Galway, where we just were before we took a taxi here to the airport to get our car that I reserved two months ago?"
Two Hours Later
[We met some very nice people at the central Galway Budget office who got us a car and a nice discount. We walked to the garage where the rental cars are housed and located our vehicle by going through four levels of garage and reading the license plates.]
Me: "I don't understand. You can't get the emergency brake off?"
Husband: "You're not helping."
Brother-in-law: "It's stuck or something."
Sister: "Push the button and pull at the same time."
Brother-in-law: "Yes I had thought of that. It's stuck."
Me: "Are you doing it right?"
Husband: "Megan, you are still really not helping."
They do say driving abroad is difficult! [We did get it eventually.]
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