By Anonymous - 11/08/2016 00:24 - United States - Denver
Add a comment - Reply to : #
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Hotel prices can increase dramatically if the nearby event is large enough, even in a big city. And the fact that they'd be booking right at the last minute will make their options more limited. I'm sure something will be available, but as #2 said, finding a decent hotel at a reasonable rate will probably be difficult at this point.
The group hosting the convention likely has a block of rooms at a set price for convention goers. If they weren't all taken already, OP could have done that. Also, you really should have asked them where in Chicago because most people will not actually live in Chicago and still consider it Chicago.
That might be acceptable for an anime convention (although it really doesn't sound pleasant, and there's a chance you could get kicked out, depending on the venue). But there's a good chance that this is something work or professional related, in which case sleeping in public really isn't an option.
As someone who lives in the Chicago area, I tell people I live in Chicago all the time. Why? Because I go to school in Iowa, and no one knows where my actual town is. If you live within an hour or two of Chicago, that's all considered Chicago suburbs in respect to the rest of the US. That way, you can give people a general reverence of where you live.
51, there are some well-known suburbs that they could be closer to and should say they live in or live by, instead of Chicago. When I moved out of Chicago several years ago to a suburb an hour away, I didn't say I lived in Chicago - I said I lived in Gurnee. A Chicagoan knows that if you live in the suburbs, but say you live in Chicago, it's not really for the convenience factor.
That's your fault for not asking for details ahead of time... You could have asked for the address to see how far he lived from the convention if you cared so much.
Today, when I woke up to angry texts from my friend, I found out that when they said "I'd love to come visit," they really meant, "I'd love to be a free-loader." Hello loneliness and betrayal.