I'm just blowing off steam.
This morning I tried to check airline ticket prices for a trip to the US next February. I was able to find flight information and pricing on the US carriers without a problem. However, Taiwanese airlines EVA and China Air do not have online ticket information or reservation capabilities for flights more than six months in advance. Wh-what?!
Also, last Thursday I opened a regular savings account at HSBC. I was told that the Taoyuan Branch would have to send the paperwork to their main office in Taipei for processing. It's now been a week and my account is still not opened. I guess they sent the documents by pack mule?
Isn't this the age of the Internet and instant communication?