Saturday, December 5, 2020

I’m Not Tipping Uber Either!

The Madness of March has made its way to blog comments. Some of the reactions to fellow BA blogger, Angelina's post Uber Driver Tip-Hustling Schemes Are Getting Out of Control are crazy. One guy wrote, "This...

Living Doesn’t Have to Suck, Now It Goes Without Saying

Somewhere along the way, The Points Of Life became TPOL. Somewhere along the way, TPOL decided he needed to be more marketable. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that on my logo I...

TPOL 2016: Make Blogging Great Again

I'm the best at planning trips. I'm the best at taking trips minus the occasional Augardiente incident or visa mishap. I'm also great at humility. Nobody has more humility than I do. What I suck...

Korean Air Refunded My Money, Finally

Korean Air finally refunded my money for one of those visa runs I wrote about in my Mongolia Mistake op-ed. The lesson that is reinforced is that yelling and being short is the best...

Do Not Disturb: Why Is The Sign Required?

I am leaving Michigan for the Wild West in the back of another Delta flight after a hectic Thanksgiving and a lot of driving. (trip report to follow) Yesterday, I stayed at the Hyatt...

The Automated Phone System: Mankind’s Worst Invention

The first step in booking an American Airlines flight is to put the ticket on hold for 3 days. Resist the temptation to book right away as buyer's remorse and life may happen between...

The Prison of Posh

The problem with staying at upscale hotels is that they try to protect you from your own shadow. "Don't take a taxi off the street, you may get mugged," the bellman at the Intercontinental in...

Deserting the Complacency of the Desert

Picture a city where it is sunny 296 days out of the year, it never snows, there are no hurricanes, and no earthquakes. Add in a moderate cost of living, good looking people, and...

Arab On An Airplane

On a flight from Florida back to Detroit, an Arab-American woman wearing a head scarf was harassed by a passenger who apparently yelled at her, "This is America." The Detroit Free Press reports and the YouTube...

Happy Labour Day: 7 Places You Shouldn’t Work

I know that many of you read my blog during extended breaks at work. Today is Labor day in the United States but it isn't Labor Day in Mongolia. Accordingly, I cannot take a...
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