Getting Kicked Out of a Hotel Bar and the Economist Takes on the Value of Amex Points

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  1. Yeah. I saw that. I was trying to think if I should improve my opnion of this blog or decrease my opinion of the economist.

    I settled on “you have a relative working there”

    Cognitive dissonance!

  2. ohhh so that’s why you linked to the economist (apparently a pay only site)…. you had a plug in there.

    seriously man…

  3. One of the minor irritants in life is the dress code of various bars, lounges and restaurants (like one of the watering holes in New York’s St. Regis), especially when not clearly, but discretely, stated for all and sundry to see before attempting to enter. Not everyone who has the status or wealth that should entitle them to enter such establishments has the sixth sense to know what sort of dress those places require. Mr. Simon is evidently one those unfortunates. Too bad he didn’t practice what one of the Proverbs teaches: “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grevious words stir up anger.”

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