I don’t often play the lottery and MacGyver never plays but when he heard how high the mega millions was last night he insisted we take a trip up to the corner store to play.
Since we don’t play often we don’t really know all the rules or even where to play because the first three places we went didn’t have the lottery. Finally we found a Hess station that was open and offered the lottery so I went in to play. I picked my own numbers and then also asked the attendant for 2 quick picks. She printed them out and told me the cost and then as she was ringing it up she said, ‘You know this is for Friday because it’s too late to play tonight, right?’
But I didn’t say that, I just shook my head yes because I’m an idiot and a liar. For those of you who, like me, did not know the cutoff time, it’s 9PM. I will never remember that so in the future if I want to play, I’ll just play the day before or not at all.
Every morning before I begin my day I open up my news feeds to see whats going on locally, nationally and generally everywhere. For three days in a row this week the top story in all three feeds has been, Who bit Beyonce on the face?
When I first saw the feed I skimmed over it but the more I saw it the more intrigued I became and now, I’m not ashamed to admit, I cannot live a full life until I know who bit Beyonce on the face!
For months the kid has been looking for a home to purchase in Columbus. He actually had a contract on two but at the last minute something went wrong. When he had a contract on the second house we were sure there would be no problems and the purchase would be complete at the end of March, he had a closing date and everything. So, I purchased a round trip ticket to help him move and because I wanted to help him get the extra things he may need with a new house and all.
But then the house purchase fell through and the kid got super frustrated and decided to put the search on hold.
Of course I had a round trip airline ticket so I contacted the airline to change the ticket to a later date when the kid would have some days off and we could actually do some fun things. The original ticket was purchased far in advance and I got a great price. The new dates I chose were also a few months out so the difference in price was only 30 bucks however when I put it in the cart and went to check out, the cost was 215 dollars!
Apparently the airlines charge a 150 dollar change fee and miscellaneous other fees.
I mean I could see if I was cancelling a few days or even a few weeks before but I was changing the flight several weeks in advance. But the most messed up part of the situation is that it is cheaper for me to just no show for the original flight and go ahead and book another trip which would cost 159 dollars but I didn’t do that, not did I change the dates. I’m going to Columbus as originally planned. Anybody have any ideas as to what I can do while I’m there?
Yep, it’s Wednesday!