This story should teach two lessons to any Uber passenger: First, always check to make sure that your ride is concluded when you get out of the car. Second, don’t do anything that directly links your checking account to Uber. It’s a lesson learned the hard way for a Virginia woman whose account was hit for more than $1,500 because of a glitch with the ridesharing service. [More]
are we there yet?
The turkey might be off the table, the stuffing has been all stuffed into bellies and the pumpkin pie plate is likely bare.Thanksgiving is over, but there’s still time to give thanks, and be grateful that we’re not standing in an airport security line that’s a literal mile long.
When faced with annoying circumstances in life, one must simply ask how the situation could possibly get worse, and then be grateful that it’s not. So while dozens of Disneyland visitors were stuck for a few hours on a park Ferris wheel, just look at it this way: At least the ride was clear on the other side from “It’s A Small World,” meaning there was absolutely no way they had to listen to that the entire time.
The anticipation of arriving at one of the parks at Disney World was extended for nearly 120 guests when the Epcot monorail line train they were riding stopped running. [More]
How many trips do you take each year that you really didn’t want to take in the first place? It could be anything from your brother’s destination wedding on a tropical island to your friend’s kid’s graduation party a few suburbs over. What these trips have in common is that you didn’t pick the date or venue and are going because you feel you have to. Hotwire.com has coined a word for these trips: obli-cations. [More]
Passengers aboard an Amtrak train that departed Harrisburg, Pa. were probably looking forward to taking in the sights of New York City, considering that’s where everyone on the locomotive thought they were going (do they still call them locomotives or did my grandfather just take over my brain?). But never mind the Empire State Building, aren’t the Philadelphia suburbs charming? [More]