She was the speaker. They didn’t kidnap her and make her talk like a trained monkey.
The bathroom floors were really slippery and I ended up slipping and landing on my butt!
When I fall and am holding onto something, like I was, I fall I-N-S-L-O-W-M-O-T-I-O-N. My rear didn’t enjoy the floor, but it wasn’t the * crash* you think it was.
Noting the time on my phone, I knew Katie was still on stage.
So I waited.
I played Words With Friends. I read through emails. I did a little tweeting.
Then both Robin and Leila texted me. I knew the keynote was over.
“Whatcha doing?” -> Robin
“Is Katie done?” -> me
“Where are you?” -> Leila
“Yeah! She was great!” -> Robin
“Sitting on the bathroom floor.” -> me
“Are you kidding?” -> Leila
“No, but it’s ok. I’m winning” -> me
“WTF!!” -> Robin (obviously they were together still)
“We”re on our way up!!” -> Leila
If you haven’t been to a huge hotel where there’s several conferences of thousands of people all happening simultaneously and something lets out you can only imagine the hot mess of humanity waiting on elevators.
Well, Robin and Leila weren’t waiting.
I was on the floor dammit!
They decided to elevator hop.
They rode elevator 1 to floor 6 and got out.
Caught elevator 2 to floor 11 and got out.
Caught elevator 3 to floor 26 and got out.
We were on the 39th floor.
And usually when an elevator in uncomfortably full you’ll just smile and wait. Robin and Leila shoved everyone back. THEY WERE NOT WAITING!
They got on one particularly full elevator and Robin says “I’m sorry! We have to get upstairs! Our roommate’s on the bathroom floor. She has two strokes!”
I think I just figured out why Robin will never be a news anchor.
From the back of the crowded car came a gasp.
“ROBIN!!!!!!!” it was Maggie, founder of the site for which I am a board member.
Explanations were given. They finally reached our floor. They burst through the door.
Bunnies are soft.