This hilarious commercial sums up an experience that Mr E Man and I had at the weekend.
Yup, flights home for Christmas = $crazy amount + >75% in fees, taxes and surcharges, FFS. We even had to call the bank to increase the limit on our credit card.
And then we submitted our requests for 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Winter Olympics tickets. If demand outstrips supply (for the Men's Hockey Gold Medal Game, d'ya think, maybe?) we will get entered into a lottery. The various lotteries will take place sometime between November 8th and 23rd. There is no way of knowing exactly when our draws will take place. (We also signed up for snowboarding, freestyle aerials and curling). They will charge our credit cards immediately if we are successful.
So, yeah, we're going to have to clear both credit cards by then, and keep them clear for two weeks... is it just me or is this a crazy system?
I don't want to moan really, given that the current financial crisis is affecting so many people in such serious ways. And Olympic hockey tickets are the very definition of luxury items. (The flights are actually more or less a necessity, my parents might just kill me if I miss my third UK Christmas in a row).