Yeah, key to buying plane tickets is that once you buy them, DO NOT CHECK THE PRICES EVER AGAIN.
Oh My God. I'm so sorry. This is so terrible. I hope you get your money back, and then some.
On Fall Fashion
I feel this so much.
I knew what a clerestory is! My art history 101 prof claimed that was his favourite word and if we learned just one word that year, it was that. So it stuck.
I win the lottery and give enough money to my parents so they can retire and eat dumplings in Hong Kong every day without worrying about their kids in Canada.
Yuuuuuuuup. I go get a pedicure a few times a summer anyway, because ... I don't like touching my feet. I hate paying other people to make them touch my feet, but still. My mom regularly terrorizes me with stories of women whose feet have rotted off due to unsanitary conditions. Workers' conditions is huge in nail salons. They work around chemical fumes all day and get wounds from tools, etc. That's why I try to tip well, and hope I'm patronizing a business that handles that fairly for its workers. Luckily, City of Toronto is instituting more health inspections of tattoo parlours, nail salons, etc. Hope that helps.
@TheDilettantista It's standard. My dad worked in a hotel for three decades. We live in Toronto, Canada.
@EM Well, yeah. But I'd trade it for better systems if it were feasible! There are still problems we should fix if we can try. I think universal dental and vision care are pretty dang important! People really neglect both those areas if they don't feel they have money for it, and it can lead to really serious problems. And prescription drugs should be better covered for people who have troubling afford it without other coverage. We do pay for the system through taxes (income, sales) and I don't think it's unreasonable to make sure we get the most out of it we can.
Feeling pretty low today, as my break-up with my partner of (eight years????) continues as we feel out what to do next. THANKS, NY MAG. SCREW YOU.