I wish Young's advice were more applicable to me. Unfortunately, like a lot of people I can't just change my vacation at the last minute due to a winter storm. What percentage of Americans have that flexibility? That said here are my winter-disaster travel tips: - Pre-program the airline's 1-800 number into your cell phone before you leave; sometimes a last-minute Google sends you to a local airport's number, or the wrong number entirely. - If you're going to visit someone you trust (ie close friend or family member), forward them your itinerary in case THEY can help rebook you online. - Bring way more snacks than you need, in case you are sitting around for a long time at a gate or on a flight. Once my plane had to land in another city and we were bused 12 hours to our destination. We only stopped once. Snacks make an angry traveler happy.
@bgprincipessa Yeah, that's interesting. The biggest Yelp user I know lives in CA, but I thought that was just a coincidence.
Welp, I guess I better stop putting off my boyfriend when he wants to go to Hot Doug's.
I think I see a lot of law-breakers in here...
@Stina Seriously. I don't even need to be hungry to buy them! Where I grew up Girl Scouts were allowed to sell in the parking lot of the local supermarket, which is somewhat surprising in retrospect since wouldn't that cannibalize their business a little? Only for a few weeks out of the year, though.
I'm glad you confessed you weren't about to drop your New Yorker subscription before I had to. But I might get the Paris Review now. Hmmmm.
@meatballsub Such a waste of my time. It really communicates to me that no one in HR has applied to the company, or remembers how annoying that is. (Not that I can be picky about it and NOT apply to those jobs... but still.)
I heard somewhere (I think on the New Yorker fiction podcast? /highbrow) that her agent was skimming money from her the whole time, so she thought she was broke but actually wasn't. That's such a fairy-tale evil-witch thing to find out. Also, I saw on Twitter that her diaries will be published in 2015. Very much looking forward to that!
How dare you dump this load of feelings on me!! On the downside, this is only a one-way ticket? So once you get to Gueilai, you have to take a normal train route back and ruin the poetry? Maybe this train should just go in a circle until everyone on board can control their emotions.
BRB gotta go trademark my name so this never happens to me.