My insurance rep on my car offered me x dollars to forego a full repair on the car roof which cost y dollars. I inspected the foot in question and found that I though the diminished value payoff price should not be x but z, a number greater than x. Though z was much less than the y dollars to fix the roof, the rep advised that she only had authority to spend x, and thus would rather spend y than save (x minus z). It was as if she wer punishing me by over-spending on the claim when I was trying to get the claim concluded more cheaply. But it was apparently easier in her mind to spend more than to get from her boss no-brainer authority to save a little money. I have spent much of my professional life dealing with insurance folks, and they amuse and bemuse me constantly. I am not heart-broken to get my car fixed fully, though saving my carrier a little money in return for a little cash made sense to me.
My friend (lj user = "Vuzh") was interviewed on the Ryno the Bearded podcast tonight. I listened to a lot of it, but then we had to go to dinner. At dinner, I showed my frustration when the waiter did not get my order right. I dislike showing my frustration. I will do better next time, though I was not too bearish this time. I am borderline hypo-glycemic which may explain a bit. My Copper River salmon was fine, though, and the couscous was great. I left a nice tip as inadequate penance.
Last night I figured out how to fix a stroke/fill issue in the drawing program Inkscape, which was impeding my ability to draw. Today I learned the difference between Jackson and Jackson Hole, a fact I did not learn when I visited there over twenty years ago.
Tomorrow will be a fun day.