Think of it as part of the Detroit initiation rites. I think we need a club with sashes and badges, like the Girl Scouts. For example, I’m pretty sure we’ve earned the “Only way to sign up for is on website that is down most days” badge a few times over.

Another example: The title company is holding our “overdue” winter taxes in escrow because the city still hasn’t cashed the check that I sent them over a month ago. I should get a badge for that too, me thinks. 🙂

If it’s any consolation, you are in good company and part of a great club of folks.