It was an expensive week for some.
Don't try this: Using a mobile Internet connection to watch movies on Netflix while on vacation.
Oh, that seems innocent enough until the bill arrives. A family from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, exemplifies the problem. They went on vacation, watched a few flicks and eventually got a SaskTel bill for $10,000, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported this past week.
Going on vacation added thousands of dollars to the bill, because of the roaming charges. Buyer beware, especially if the buyer is roaming.
John Gibson, who rang up the bill, said he had negotiated a settlement of $1,000 with the company. Still, an expensive lesson, he said.
Beer also cost a lot this week.
A family from Indianapolis said they bought two beers at a convention they attended and found out later the bill came to $2,995, WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, reported.
That's about $750 per belch.
The family, who preferred to keep their name out of print, said the beers were supposed to cost $14 and the Indiana Convention Center's manager Centerplate said it would look into the matter.
That sounds like an expensive lesson, as well. Even $7 per beer or $3.50 per belch sounds like a lot to some.
Expensive mistake? In Fitchburg, Mass., the FBI burst through the door where the notorious Judy Sanchez lived with her 3-year-old daughter and forced Sanchez to remain on the floor for 45 minutes, while they figured out that they had burst through the wrong door.
An FBI spokesman, Greg Comcowich, said "The mistake was quickly apparent to the FBI agents who entered the apartment," the Boston Herald reported.
Of course, this is how time moves at different speeds. Correcting the mistake in 45 minutes was something done "quickly" from the FBI's point of view, but probably a notch closer to a lifetime for Sanchez, who spent those minutes on the floor, while her 3-year-old cried in the next room.
"The bottom line is, we made a mistake and we apologized," Comcowich said. The agents, having apologized, then went after Louis Vasquez, who lived at door No. 2. He was arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base.
Apparently, Dalton Pierson in Bremerton, Wash., also got an address wrong this week.
Having drunk somewhere between a sip of booze and a whole lot more than that, Pierson, coming home from a night on the town, walked into the wrong apartment, where he allegedly urinated on the floor and then climbed into bed with an 80-year-old woman.
The Seattle Times said Pierson is not likely to face charges.
Police said the layout to the woman's apartment was nearly the same as the apartment of a friend of Pierson, where he was staying.
Instead of filing charges, the 80-year-old, Evelyn Whitney, said police made Pierson "sit down and listen, while I scolded him."
That will do. Justice is served.
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