Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
- When Laura was four and a half she had a ruptured appendix. Of course, this medical emergency just happened to
take place during the Blizzard of '67 which means she was very lucky to get to the hospital with an hour to spare...
- When she drove to Buffalo last June to work with matchmaker extraordinnaire and co-author Patti Novak, she had to pull off the highway about 15 times to heed the "severe thunderstorm and tornado" warnings. Every time she pulled into a New York State Thruway rest stop, she would feel hugely grateful that she wasn't flying to Buffalo and could thus control her stopping and starting -- that is, until she realized she had no idea what to do if a tornado just
happened to hit the rest-stop.
- On the Limoliner bus back from New York last December -- she'd gone to meet with Michael J. Fox's father in law, life/financial coach Stephen Pollan, who'd just written a book that she wanted to know more about because she was in desperate need of life and financial coaching -- it started to snow. But because Laura was on the bus,it was practically a white-out. And when the bus pulled into Boston she was knee-deep in almost 7 inches of it (needless to say, she wasn't dressed for the weather). The cab ride to Newton was not only long, but very very cold.
Laura's head, as she careens constantly into the unknown and, more importantly, into the incorrect direction. The sad irony is that Laura's other car, the Volvo wagon, came equipped with a GPS system, but that's the car her husband uses -- her husband who has an unerring sense of direction. Her car didn't come with one and she has been too cheap to put one in, preferring instead to waste hundreds of
dollars of gas driving around cluelessly, trying to figure out where she is and how to get home.
"convenience-fee" was -- it was probably almost as much as the cash she was taking out -- and once she made her withdrawal she quickly ran back to the lot and paid the fee. Wet, frazzled, and full of self-loathing about having gotten lost AND not having enough cash AND getting soaking wet in the pouring rain almost made Laura want to turn around and go home. But that would have negated everything she'd worked so hard to achieve. And so she pressed on.