Send this lady the whale guarantee letter

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Claude Huot/Shutterstock
If you’ve ever been to Vancouver in the summer, you probably know that you have to see the whales.

That’s what Susan Dryburgh wanted to do, and it seemed like a sure thing. She’d booked a zodiac tour of the bay with an operation called Prince of Whales, which offers a whale sighting guarantee.

But then — no whales!

Dryburgh, who lives in Philadelphia, decided to invoke the whale guarantee. Here’s the relevant fine print:
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Losing my faith on Shamu’s first weekend back on the job

For the same reason people go to a car race (to see a fiery crash) or a hockey game (bare-knuckled fight) Shamu Stadium was packed to the gills for the 12:30 p.m. show Sunday, on Shamu’s second day on the job after the unfortunate incident in which he killed his trainer. Everyone wanted to see if something would happen.

Nothing happened.

But then, if it did, you wouldn’t be reading about it here. The news would be splattered across the front page of CNN.com.
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