The other day I went for what has become my annual haircut. My hair is long. According to the chart on the wall, it's extra long. A request that 3-4 inches be taken off was stealthily denied; 3/4 of an inch was apparently enough for her tastes. Similarly, I specifically said, "Please do not straighten my hair. Yes, I like that look, but it takes too long and I don't have the time." Too bad for me. My hair appeared longer when I left. It's magical!
Friday afternoon I purchased airline tickets for an upcoming trip to Chicago. No big deal, it was kind of a breeze. Room reservations were... not so breezy. The evil gnome over at Travelocity apparently has a policy regarding Visa debit purchases that not only verifies you've got the money in your account before making the actual charge... they leave the verification on your card for 24-72 business hours after the charge has gone through. Know what it costs to stay in downtown Chicago for an extended weekend? How about doubling that?