…customer-service and support reps get the story wrong all the time. They think an old policy still applies, they try to make the customer happy, their boss told them something else, they just guess. This happens so often in travel that FlyerTalkers have an acronym for their preferred workaround for getting reps to do something allowed by policy: HUACA, short for “hang up and call again.”

Rob Pegoraro

HUACA. Not just a rock in Peru.

the placement of the knot on the apron is an indicator of the woman’s marital status. A knot tied on the woman’s left side indicates that she is single, a knot tied on the right means that she is married, engaged or otherwise “taken”, a knot tied in the front centre means that she is a virgin and a knot tied at the back indicates that the woman is widowed.[3][4] Sonja Still, a Munich-based journalist, says: “Today people look more closely at this than ever.”[5]

TURNS. OUT.
I only listened to a few minutes of that NPR thing but apparently the Miami Herald guys had not seen Hart’s comment to NYT about “follow me, you’ll be bored,” when they started pokin’ around. I jokingly said that I didn’t need to learn more, having absorbed it all via Bloom County at the time, but now I’m totally down the wiki-rathole. Will probably have bought the book by C.O.B.

TURNS. OUT.

I only listened to a few minutes of that NPR thing but apparently the Miami Herald guys had not seen Hart’s comment to NYT about “follow me, you’ll be bored,” when they started pokin’ around. I jokingly said that I didn’t need to learn more, having absorbed it all via Bloom County at the time, but now I’m totally down the wiki-rathole. Will probably have bought the book by C.O.B.