On Lost Luggage
When I was about 4, my dad and I flew from Vancouver to visit his parents in Ontario. We packed a suitcase full of ice and salmon for them. Our luggage didn't show up with us, and they delivered it a week later, which would have been fine if it had just been clothes :(
Oh man, you can always tell tourists are American because they ask for ranch dressing!
I work for a company that works with Lonely Planet. He is... not well-liked.
@McMegan That's awesome for you! I live in Vancouver, which is also very expensive, and my solution has been to purchase a leasehold (I own it until 2073)which is significantly cheaper than purchasing freehold, but my mortgage plus strata fees are still 33% of my takehome pay.
@NoName Or have NO income, since I would be unemployed.
How nice for them that housing is so affordable where they live.
@jfruh It's like that in Canada too! My provincially provided health insurance (I pay $20/month, based on my income) doesn't cover any dental at all. My work provides "extra" insurance benefits, so that's how my dental, massage, physio, prescriptions, etc is covered. I used to work in retail and didn't have any extra insurance, so I didn't go to the dentist very often. On the plus side, I was making such a small amount, that I qualified for prescription coverage from the government!
@missvancity Also, my insurance will only pay for a cleaning every nine months, so my tricky dentist tried to get me to come in for scaling every six months. My insurance won't pay for it, so I said no.
I think my dentist charges about $125ish, and my insurance covers 85%. I see him ever so briefly, when he comes in to poke around, but mostly it's the hygienist. And I think there's some rule that you are not allowed to work in people's mouths if you don't agree to shame them about flossing. I FUCKING FLOSS, OKAY? Just because I make an effort to not make myself bleed all over the place doesn't mean I don't have good dental hygiene!
My favourite thing about being in my 30s has been letting go of any life checklists. I really enjoy my life, so who cares if I suck at romantic relationships and don't want children? The worst thing has been my stupid back getting progressively worse, rather than quickly recovering from whatever I do to it :(