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Hertz, fool me four times, I won’t get fooled again

Hertz, fool me four times, I won’t get fooled again

— To paraphrase the great philosopher-president George W. Bush: fool me once, shame on you; fool me four times, I won’t get fooled again. Take note, Hertz. January 2016: Hertz charged us an administrative fee for a supposed moving violation in South Africa. To this day we haven’t seen a citation from the local authorities. I guess the police had enough time to nag Hertz for our name and address but then couldn’t be bothered to mail us a ticket.
Friday in the City of Lights

Friday in the City of Lights

— We arrived safely in Paris yesterday in the early afternoon. We found the Gare de l’Est train station with no problem, but there were multiple parking garages at the station and it wasn’t obvious which one was for returning rental cars. After about fifteen minutes in the wrong garage we found the right one, completed the paperwork, and were in a taxi to our hotel. Since our anniversary is right around the corner, we decided to book the Hotel Regina.
Rental car nightmare

Rental car nightmare

— Yesterday may have been my worst day of travel ever, at least in terms of what went wrong. Still, it wasn’t all that bad. I wrote yesterday about our flight delay in Phoenix. This dark cloud turned out to have a silver lining, as we were rerouted on a nonstop flight to Orlando — the flight we originally wanted — rather than a connecting flight through Charlotte. The new flight arrived in Orlando on time, putting us only about 90 minutes behind our original schedule.