Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
I hate checked bag fees. Yeah they're a rip off and annoy me for that reason, but actually, I hate them primarily because it means that everyone brings as much as they can as a carry on. This causes a huge back-up during boarding as people try to cram their too-large bags into the overhead bins. You have to wait in an excessively long and slow line in the jetway which is always either uncomfortably hot or cold, and you're lugging your heavy bag, and wishing you had just stayed seated in the waiting area. But, of course you couldn't do that because if you did, all the overhead bin space would be completely full, and like the other people who board toward the end, you'd have to check your bag at the gate despite that it is a normal size.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Every time a similar situation occurs, I think back to a previous roommate of mine who was trying to get her new wireless router to work with my ancient laptop. The computer was so slow and old that if it wasn't plugged in while I turned it on, the battery would be completely depleted from the effort. Anyway, my roomie was on the phone with tech support when the man on the other end of the line asked her to reboot my computer. After a few minutes, he said, "When it's back on, open the Control Panel" to which she replied, "It's not even done turning off yet." About 8 minutes of awkward chit chat ensued. When I got home several hours later my roommate let me know I should get a new laptop and that I owed her big time.