I'm having an issue with two businesses right now.
The first is Ticketmaster. Not very original, I know, but I had plans to see Ray Lamontagne live when he came to Baltimore on July 11th. I had a friend to go with, and was excited to see my favorite new artist in the last several years live. Yesterday, I went online to buy tickets. I was first surprised when I saw how expensive the show was - $36.50. However, I still planned on going and made my plans to buy my pair of tickets. Guess how much the final bill would have been? $98. $98! The Ticketmaster charge was $9.50/ticket, then there was an unitemized service charge of $4-something as well. I decided that it just wasn't worth it, especially during the summer when I'm not being paid.
The second is the Towson Towncenter, which has failed to fix its escalator for the last several months - maybe even a year by now. It's boarded up by a wooden barrier. This normally wouldn't be a big deal, but there aren't any stairs inside to walk up and down, so the only alternative is to squeeze into a tiny elevator and go one flight. This sucks. First, I'm clastrophobic and hate elevators. Secondly, I feel like I'm being lazy when I'm in an elevator, even though it's the only alternative. Third, elevators are especially awful when you're sweaty and panting after a workout. A wealthy clientele shops at the Towson Towncenter, and all tenants of that building - Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe's, Pier One Imports, Sprint, Country Cupboard - should be embarassed that the escalator artery of the facility has been out of commission for nearly a year.
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