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Friday, April 28, 2017

Expedient and unsatisfactory

My brother is really sick. Stage four colorectal and liver cancer, he may not be around forever. It's killing me, I can't tell you how inseparable we are.

I wouldn't even discuss the matter publicly but Buzz likes to see his name on the blog, sort of takes after our late mother. Anyway I am traveling to Toronto next week, checking in as it were. I am really looking forward to spending time with him. Wish he was feeling better.



I made my reservation through Expedia. After I booked the air flight, the Expedia rep on the phone said that she could suggest a good hotel for me. I booked it on her say so. Toronto Furnished Living on Pembroke.

Wrong.




I have never seen online reviews like the reviews posted for the Toronto Furnished Living Shithole.




My brother asked me what the hell I was doing, the area being overrun with trannies and drug addicts.

Of course the booking is nonrefundable and can not be cancelled. And I have learned something very valuable for the future. Do not trust Expedia.com. They do not adequately vet their properties and it appears that they could not care less.


5 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

Could it be worth it to just eat the costs and get a reservation at a place that is OK. Or, could this be the beginning of a dark and forboding Blue Heron story that might rival the tales of the Marquis de Sade.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

I agree with Jon. You'll want to enjoy every second with your brother...it would be distracting, at the least, to stay in a pit!

island guy said...

Try flashing your blogger credentials at an Expedia supervisor

Blue Heron said...

Thanks all. And although I hesitate to threaten with the powers of the Blast, I made just such a foray, Ricardo. Will keep you posted.

Max Hall said...

Travel safe. Prayers and blessings to your brother and his family.