(2003 to 2005)

$260 to go diving?

Tue Jan 25 02:24:00 UTC+1100 2005


OK, a four day diving course, $260 including accommodation.


But then...

$120 for a medical certificate.

$50 for swimmers and shorts, just because I'm the kind of guy who wouldn't already own any.

$20 for food and coffee just to be out of the house.

$15 for passport photos.

$10 for anti-fog. (Because in my experience of anti-fog, the stingy bastards never give you enough)

$10 for parking.

$6 to have a key cut so someone can feed my fish (and guard my computers :P) least the doctor didn't grab my balls. At least not in the literal sense...

Not that I really care about all of that, just that the only number I had in my head was $260, but before I've even left the TCO has already nearly doubled.

That's reality for you..

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