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Travelling with colleagues
Small Talk Teil 2

Unfixable issues

Unfortunately, despite the best laid plans and the best of intentions, things do not always go the way we would like them to and cannot always be satisfactorily resolved. It can help if you have a colleague around with whom you can bounce off ideas:

  • Don: OK, we´re stuck. The car hire people did not have our booking, what´s more, they do not have a single van of any sort available until tomorrow. I just can´t believe it - we´re stuck here at the airport unless we figure something out. Maybe we should try and hire two cars with roof racks and stuff everything into and onto them, or take two or three cabs to at least get everything to the hotel.
  • Angie: Oh no, that´s dreadful. Did you show them our reservation? I´ve got a print-out here if you need it.
  • Don: No, that´s ok, I already showed them the email on my phone. They just do not have any vans at all. I guess there was a run on them or something. Anyway, there isn´t anything, not even a large car, so now we have to work out what to do next.
  • Angie: Hmmm. Well, we have to get across to where the conference is and set up today, not tomorrow. And because we´ve got all our stand materials it really doesn´t make sense to take a cab or three. Look, you stay here and I´ll pop back inside the terminal to ask if there are any other car hire firms either here at the airport or located fairly close by. Then we can call them and, if necessary, one of us can take a taxi to wherever they are, get a van and come back here to pick the other one up with all the stuff. What do you think?
  • Don: Oh, that´s a great idea. Well thought out, Angie. Let´s hope you can find another car hire firm, then!

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