Wallingford's Emily Mendell was sent to New York last week for a hastily arranged trip on behalf of her employer, the National Venture Capital Association.

When she got to the check-in desk of the Waldorf Astoria around 11 p.m., she got a very unlikely upgrade: the Presidential Suite.

The actual president is now staying there, and she swears she didn't break anything.

See her blog entry at MothersOfBrothers.com, which includes a video essay. The Deal also picked it up.