Three mornings and multiple days at the beach, it was the first time I had ever won a contest.
But little did I know this paradise getaway would turn out to be the single worst weekend of my life! At the time, though, I was on top of the world, as I said, I had never won anything before.
Never did I win a radio contest, nor a silent auction, nor even a $5 scratch off lottery ticket… My best friend Sandy and I decided to go together, and found our endpoint was an amazing little bungalow right on the beach. However the people I was with and I noticed straight away that the AC was not properly working, although we decided to hit the beach first and worry about everything else later… In a normal hotel, when there is a problem with the cooling system, or with anything at all, you just call the front desk and they send someone up. This was not a real hotel, and when we called the help call line to report that the cooling system was not really working at all, we just got an answering machine. Long story short, not a single person ever called us back about the cooling system. Thank goodness our lives weren’t in danger! But wait, it actually gets worse, because it was an old, junky box category AC machine that was held in the front window with a mounting bracket that was also old and junky. I tried hitting the cooling system on the side a few times with my hand, and it snapped the bracket completely. That junky old AC machine landed right on my left foot!