My attempt at public-spirited behavior was moot, as it happened — one window open, over twenty people in line. We waited half an hour to get to the window, then we tied it up for almost another half an hour what with all the international bits.
The resulting receipt was almost $200, and nearly as long as the_child is tall.
Her reaction? I quote, "Isn't your publisher supposed to put some money into this?"
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