Stuck on the Little Things September 12, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in life, physics life.
Sometimes I’m amazed at how I prioritize things. For example, I’m still here in Ottawa. I have Cingular and there isn’t much I can do to make the cost of roaming here cheaper: an hour costs $50. Unfortunately, Skype has been unreliable. Now, in the grand scheme of things, being able to hang out with Paula and a very young Julia, and still participate in physics at ATLAS and DZERO at some level is priceless. And yet I still find myself getting angry at having to pay over $50 bucks for an hour long phone call.
The reason, of course, is that when I’m a few hundred miles to the south the same call would be free or cost me a couple of bucks. Heck, calls from the US to Switzerland are considerably cheaper than the roaming charge up here. It’s all relative. Sigh.