I went early to an open mic last night, hoping that since it's "first come, first get up" I'd be able to leave early. Though the mic was scheduled to start at 7, as it always does, I got there at 6:10. The operative word being "scheduled."
Problem was, the room was double-booked, as a CD release party was going on (early cause it was a high-schooler). They had the room till 8:30. The comics were hoping that "Jeff," the guy who runs the mic would straighten things out when he arrived, which he did.
"Sorry guys," Jeff said, "The room was double-booked. Those who wanna wait, we'll do our mic when they leave."
I wouldn't have been so pissed if not for one thing - Jeff's the guy who books the room.