What Do You Mean by That?

Razor sharp after a midnight departure from Vancouver and 15 hours in the air, I squint again at Question 9. The series of 11 questions had started with a seemingly innocuous lead-in: “Are you bringing into Australia . . . .” Now what’s in that dot-dot-dot is giving me fits …

Sloppy Is As Sloppy Does

A badly designed medical-information form provokes a rant about being sloppy and some consideration about when being careful really matters. Are you planning to get pregnant in the next three months? I look around.  No, it’s just me and the Big Guy in the room, and he’s busy with his …