Brother, I empathise.
Just flew in from Auckland, NZ and THEY LOST MY BIKE!
This bike (a Giant Expressway 2) has seen three continents. This would have been it's fourth, and was still lost despite the NZ$176 paid for that and my backpack (at least that showed up...)
I admit I was over the limit, and paid penance...
But- I have to share:
"**** here updating you in your regards of your “lost” bike. Auckland has advised me that your bike has definitely been..."
Blablabla. I love the quotes around "lost".
No, you did loose it. End of discussion. It isn't aledgedy lost-YOU EFFING FAILED TO DELIVER IT-YOU LOST IT!
Air NZ-BLOW ME.
Life: too short, Earth: too small and the Universe: too big-what's missing?
...Probably a lot.
The only infinite on Earth is the human capacity for self-delusion, especially our own self-importance.
"It never got weird enough for me..."