We departed on time at 0630 this morning but we were 10 minutes late for the reservation cutoff. Despite having a reservation for the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, arriving at 1030 instead of 1020 means we lost our spot and went into the standby line.
Everything worked out fine, but I'm reminded of the Seinfeld episode where he rents a car and they haven't any left:
Jerry: I don't understand. Do you have my reservation?
Rental Car Agent: We have your reservation, we just ran out of cars.
Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That's why you have the reservation.
Rental Car Agent: I think I know why we have reservations.
Jerry: I don't think you do. You see, you know how to *take* the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them.