If you decide to take an afternoon and drive one hour north to an amusement park with your four small children, you just might want to confirm that the park will be OPEN before you depart from your driveway.
Because when you arrive and discover that the parking lot is empty, chances are - it's not your LUCKY day.
And when you tell your children that the park is actually CLOSED, you will quickly discover that pulling the nail off your pinky toe would be less painful than turning the car around and driving back to the freeway.
But, if you are a fast thinker and live in the childhood paradise that is San Diego, you will quickly formulate a back up plan that involves driving 30 minutes to the Zoological Society's Wild Animal Park where you will remedy what had become a terrible situation.
Now, let's say you made the decision - a few years ago - to join an online (non-Facebook) community that exists to reunite high school students that you had received countless invitations for ... and then, shortly after joining this community decided that you wanted to cancel your membership ... but could never figure out how ... so you change your real name to a pseudo name with the hope that it would just go away.
Just beware that your real last name might be tied to your new pseudo name.
So it is quite possible that out of the blue, you'll receive a few e-mails from people that you graduated with ... 20 years ago ... and they will want to know when and why you changed your name to Oogma Moogma and hey! will you be making it back for the big reunion?
And you might be a little confused as to how these people tracked you down until you log on for the first time in three years and then almost wet yourself when you discover that the account is still active and anyone who you might have known from high school would immediately recognize your last name.
Suddenly, you don't feel like such a fast thinker anymore. And you can't recall ever seeing your husband laugh so hard in his entire life.
At your expense.