I just called a hotel in Charlottesville, VA where I've been trying to get one of my attorneys confirmed for two weeks. Basically today was the last day to either get this thing confirmed or cancel the back-up. I called this morning-still not available. Decided to give it one last shot and then cancel the two nights I DID have confirmed...and they confirmed the nights I needed.
This is after being told as recently as this morning that there were still 10 people ahead of him on the waitlist. Either a lot of people just canceled or....god protects drunks, fools and travel agents.
I consider this a tribute to my dad, who told me never to take "no" for an answer.