I had a visit to Birmingham at the weekend and had 5 WG's in my HL as possibles.
After a bit of texting, 2 weren't available so I decided on a plan A with 2 others that were working that day as standbys.
Arranged a time with plan A and got the postcode.
In my haste to get to the station, I left my punting phone at home, so it's either personal phone or no punt. I thought, well, I'll use the personal just this once. Next problem, just missed a train by one minute, the next one was cancelled and the one I got was 10 minutes fucking late! Texted to say was running late and would be about 15 mins behind, all OK. So finally arrived and a using my smartphone for navigation, arrive at the place, huge complex of apartments dead on time. I get a text, are you here? Go to reply and horrors, the phone goes off, battery flat!!
After a few mins its recovered enough to switch on, sent text "Battery dead, whats flat number?" Only managed to get it back on for a few seconds but just get one saying where are you? I know that WG's have to be wary of time wasters but if only I'd got the apartment number. I felt utterly pissed off.
Waited outside for about 15 minutes trying to make myself look like a punter just in case, then gave up. The frustrating thing is that there was no plan B or C or anything that needed a phone. I'd even thought of visiting a club, but with no phone I didn't have a clue where to go.
The only good thing is I spent the money on a nice meal!
I did text when I got home and explained, after a bit of text tennis it was sorted out.
The moral, make sure you take your punting phone.