To: xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
From: Mark Clark
Subject: Where's Mark?
This has been a very strange day. I got back to San Antonio from Fort Worth at 5am, and found that my room door would not open. I tried the 2 emergency numbers that I was given for this hotel, but both went to voice mail. (the management and I will be discussing this at some future time when I will not be quite so tempted to commit assault) So I ended up sitting in my pickup truck for 6 hours waiting for the office to open. It will come as no surprise to you that I was not a happy camper. Turns out that there wasn't anything wrong with my card keys, the problem was with the door lock. Apparently the cold weather degraded the batteries that power the door's card reader. (note to universe: batteries? really? Whose bright idea was that?)
So, long story short, I haven't had any sleep and will not be able to come in tonight.
yours in disarray,