“Australian goth-electro band the Tenth Stage has a self-titled track (2006) that describes the singer’s descent past the nine stages of Dante’s poem to a 10th stage of Hell.” —Wikipedia
In her blog, Geraldine DeRuiter takes issue with her experience with Southwest Airlines’ seating policy, writing, “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE ASSIGNED SEATING. Everyone has an “it’s me or them” mentality that extends to the entire flight. I want to sit here. . .”
“Dante only wrote about the nine circles of hell because he was a man who never had to go to the DMV and the social security office in the same day. But I have seen this place…I have experienced it…and I lived to tell the tale.
“When your beautiful, perfect, amazing child is born, there are many adult responsibilities you have to handle, in addition to cuddles. One of those is making sure that your baby has a social security number, if for no other reason than you are going to want that tax write off come April. Our hospital has a wonderful woman that comes to your room, helps you fill out lots of paperwork, and then mails everything to social security for you. How wonderful! All you have to do is wait for their card to come in the mail.
“So, I waited.
“And waited.” –Britney Lowe, The Wondering Mother, 2019
Read the full blog entry here.
“Since covid, the DMV has been a nightmare experience especially in New Jersey. It wasn’t until November that the MVC decided that appointments might be better than waiting in line for 3 hours at 5 AM
“I’ve been to the DMV 6 times since May to get my permit / license. I’ve done everything including a BRC to slip the road test so that I could expedite getting my endorsement.
“After making an appointment in November (for my sixth trip) I showed up with all of my documentation this Saturday to finally get it done. I double checked all my paperwork. I brought extra paperwork so I could also get my REAL ID (my license is expiring in a month and my moto permit expires this month).
“I go in at my appointment I ACE the test (I actually already took it before but they literally LOST my score) and I flash my BRC cert from the summer to get my endorsement but despite showing this multiple times before to DMV folks, this woman today told me the small credit card sizes cert was it enough, I needed a larger form (examiners verification) to get my endorsement. I called my BRC office and they had no idea what the form is and have never issued one.
“Does god hate me? Am I am idiot? Should I just sell my bike?” –u/universal_ubiquity, Reddit, 2021
Read the full thread here.
“HELL – In a significant boost to the area, Satan confirmed today that the Underworld’s long-awaited 10th Circle will include the Acadiana Mall amongst its very first tenants.
“The project has been almost fifteen years in the making, however construction is now complete and officials are beginning to slowly but surely usher in people, places and businesses.” –thedailycrawfish337, The Daily Crawfish
Read the full article here.