I flew into Chicago yesterday for work and no sooner had I stepped off the plane when my phone rang with an automated call from the airline to inform me that my returning flight for today was cancelled due to several inches of snow and ice that were expected to hit the city.
While my initial reaction was frustration, I have to admit it was nice heading back to the hotel today after several hours of meetings instead of rushing to get to the airport in time for my flight. If I were flying home tonight as planned, my evening would be spent unpacking, going to the gym (maybe…), and getting organized to head back to the office tomorrow. I can honestly say that sometimes it’s nice being forced into situations like this. It’s a chance to take a break and enjoy some down time for a night. (It doesn’t hurt that the hotel just sent a complimentary cheese tray up to my room for programming my room keys incorrectly). The snow is really coming down and I’m looking forward to a cozy evening in my room with some TV, room service, and a glass of wine. Image: Flickr, swanksalot