Among the harder errands:
- I have finally given up on Fielmans being able to give me glasses that I can see through (after 4 visits) and I am really grateful that after all this hassle, when the German explained the situation, they just handed back the money. After the time they recut the lenses and the subsequent times they told me that my eyes are "just testing strangely...", that the prescription, rotation and astigmatism correction they were grinding the glass to was correct and that there was something wrong with my eyes to not see through the glasses... I am looking forward to going to Lenscrafters and just getting a pair made up that works.
- When I was in London, the ATM machine that I used at the airport ate my money and when I requested help the assistant there said I needed to obtain restitution through my own bank. When I spoke to my own bank, they told me that: I could not have the problem taken care of until it posted, that when it posted I could not take care of it by fax, e-mail or telephone, so it took me this long to catch up.