While you’re picking up your Tommee Tippee Back to Nature bottle warmer (currently on sale at you-gotta-be-kidding-me prices), you can also check out some fake blood or a Walking Dead costume next door.
Last week we made a cross-country U-turn and returned to Lubbock for a wedding and some work and training. We needed to rent a car, but weren’t too worried about it. Hey, it was Wednesday, in June, in Lubbock Texas. What could possibly be a problem with renting a car?
Texas Tech University, that’s what. It’s the tail that wags everybody’s dog in Lubbock, and it seems they were having Freshman Orientation or something, and all the cars were booked. Except at Hertz. So we stand in the long line and wait. Finally I tell the desk jockey I would like an SUV for four days.
“I can do that rental for $131.00,” she says. I’m impressed. “Go for it,” says I.
Turns out that was $131.00 a day. Something about supply and demand.
Oh well. Sometimes you’re just running on five cylinders.
(Speaking of supply and demand, the next day Alamo had a supply – $21.00 a day for a Camry – and I made a demand that Hertz take their gold-plated rental back.) [click to continue…]