Things to be grateful for 4/19 – 4/25

Dapper relaxing on the table 1. Our cats are still happy and healthy. April 21st, 2020 tornado warning alert for the Bronx, New York City 2. We did not get wrecked by a tornado on Tuesday. IRS “Get My Payment” tool success message 3. We finally stopped getting the “Payment Status Not Available” error andContinue reading “Things to be grateful for 4/19 – 4/25”

Scammer Smurf and Friends

I should have known better, but while my wife and I were out today, I managed to get us stuck in a tourist trap.  We were in Times Square, waiting to meet up with family for lunch at Olive Garden and I saw a person dressed up as a Smurf, so I asked my wifeContinue reading “Scammer Smurf and Friends”

Opportunistic Freelance Filipino Parking Attendants

That’s the best way I could think of to describe this particular practice in the Philippines. The guy in red is trying to direct cars on how and where to park at the McDonald’s I was in when I took the photo. Depending on where you go, there might be a parking lot available forContinue reading “Opportunistic Freelance Filipino Parking Attendants”

“You Will Die!” … Over 20 Philippine Pesos

Something I’ve been having issues with since coming to the Philippines earlier this month (and really on every trip to the Philippines before this) is being overcharged.  You can get around that by going to stores where the prices are clearly marked on the items before buying them, but then you miss out on allContinue reading ““You Will Die!” … Over 20 Philippine Pesos”