So what is the meaning of “next weekend’?
“I’m going to be in Montreal next weekend, our daughter from Ohio told me on Monday. Would you and dad like to have a visit with me there? I was delighted, especially since we hadn’t had our usual fall visit. I called the hotel and no rooms were available for October 30 but they told me that my daughter was in a suite and a pull-out sofa was available. Our daughter would arrange for us to have a key.
So we decided to drive to Montreal on Saturday and stay overnight. We arrived yesterday, and to my great surprise, she wasn’t registered! After much discussion with the hotel clerk and a phone call with our son-in-law, we discovered that “next weekend” was a week away! Back home we went.
So when I talked to the hotel about rooms for October 30 and they checked on my daughter’s reservation, couldn’t they have helped me to avoid the confusion by noticing that she wasn’t going to be there on that date?
Guess the only thing I’ve learned is to use dates rather than vague expressions.