Thursday, June 5, 2008

I Stimulated

Last night I did something I've never done before. I stimulated our weakening economy by pressing a "submit" button.

It was the hardest thing I've had to do in a VERY long time. Buying a round trip ticket to see Kenny before he leaves was an easy thing to do; it was spending the $846 that was hard. Yeah, you read correct. I spent close to $900 on a regular ticket to the largest and busiest airport in the country. Ridiculous.

For the past two months I've been keeping an eye on this weekend trip I wanted to take and the price just wouldn't budge. Finally, Kenny and I decided to split the ticket, bringing the price for both of us to see each other down to a little more than $400 each, much more reasonable.

Truth be told, I did find two different prices that were around the $550 range, but it would have taken me AT LEAST eight hours to get there; I'd have to change AIRLINES twice and planes twice. Not worth it.

I even called Delta and pleaded my sob story case (just a girlfriend trying to surprise - okay, a bit of a lie since he knew I was going out there - her boyfriend before he was deployed). Not only did they give me insight into when prices would go down, but the woman told me a HIGHER price over the phone. Ridiculous.

So, I'm now the proud owner of a crazy expensive plane ticket. And the next thing to tick me off about traveling is the annoyance that I'll have to buy a $5 snack on the flight if I want something to eat, spend $8 for in flight entertainment, and I better pack everything into a carry on otherwise it's an extra fifteen bucks.

So there you go, economy, I'm doing my part. O

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