Chaos in Print

Darn it. Darn it all to heck. “Take the later flight,” they told me. “It’s a whole lot cheaper!” “But will I get back in time to catch the trains?” I asked. “Oh, sure!” they told me. “Your flight gets in at 10:30, and the last train doesn’t leave until 11:45! You’ll have lots of time!” So I jumped at the lower rates. I decided to come home from Sapporo on the late flight. Yup, things would go great as long as I got back to Tokyo at 10:30 pm. But, my flight leaving Sapporo was delayed, and I didn’t leave until 10:30. The 747 touched down at Haneda Airport shortly after midnight. The commuter monorail was shutdown for the night, so I caught the last bus to Tokyo station. I arrived at the station just in time to see the doors close and the attendant lock it up for the night. There was no getting around it. I was homeless on the streets of Tokyo for a night. Darn it. Darn it all to heck.

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