Minor point: don't expect echo-back posts from FoRK; it's a sendmail alias
that suppresses bounceback to the sender address if the sender's on the list...
nice post -- I, for one, don't find it ironic in the least you're comparison
shopping and returnig stuff at a store oh, 18,000 miles from home -- it's like
Dan Kohn note dryly that he read the Economist a day "early" for a month
because he kept passing through Heathrow on Fridays :-)
And as for that schoolteacher from vermont, I'll add it to the list of ways
the universe mocks me -- by passing all these situations along to my friends
[PS. Sorry, but I literally haven't even read this until just now, and that's
only because I'm "cleaning house" to catch a flight in a four hours. Sorry,
too, I haven't been able to get my head around the transactions question
Joebar asked, and that's even after spending a day with Joe!
The neglect is definitely not personal; there's a real opportunity afoot on
with event notification protocols...]
I did read 22A&B, and it was hilarious. I clipped it for Adam, whose Michelle
is about as far away from that woman as, well, womanly possible...
And as for long road trips, I hope to one day feel your pain :-)
It really is hard to imagine rootedness at this point. True, last month I was
mighty pissed at Adam for dragging my stay in Seattle out by a week and making
me cancel a date with in Santa Monica, but it didn't work out in the end,
anyway. You just can't get all that upset about missing a mere hot date with a
wife & kids. Nor, for that matter, parents. I've been flying on my own since I
was 9, and 'left home' at 12.
Heck, with the cellphone, I've finally even weaned them off of having to
continuously update them with each flight reservation and arrival and