RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

More on Monday

A I mentioned in my previous post (behind a cut), Derrick got suspended from school on Monday. This, however, wasn't quite a simple as it could have been.

Monday robot_grrl started her job. Since it was her first day neither the school nor I had a phone number to reach her at work. {Like most hospitals she cannot have her cell phone on while she is working, so we need (and got yesterday) a land line number.} So, after leaving a message for her, they called me at work. I then determined that I needed to go pick him up. This is where things got really fun.

As I do most days, I had taken the train -- actually two trains and a shuttle bus -- to work. It was about noon when I got the call. I checked the schedule, and discovered that the next northbound Coaster stopped in Sorrento Valley about 1:10. Of course at that time of the day there is no connection shuttle. After checking the company web site, I determined that Qualcomm's shuttle service wasn't supposed to take me to the station. So, leaving myself plenty of time, I walked the mile or so to the train station. Fortunately, Monday was fairly cool (well for San Diego) so it wasn't too bad of a walk.

Shortly after I got on the train, Tara called me. It turns out she left about 1:00 and got the message and could pick up Derrick sooner than I could. But I was already committed to coming home, so I did.

In the future, if I have to do this again, I'll call the Qualcomm shuttle and either see if they'll take me to the coaster station for a mid-day emergency, and if not have them take me to "Building A" which is only a couple of blocks from the station. That would let me stay at work longer, and would be better on a hot day.


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