Responding to my post last night AinA wrote:
"I believe consuming wine in honor of the Magical Unicorn Pony God of Travel is an acceptable form of worship"
Yi! AinA, you speak the truth for verily you are THE priestess of the Magical Unicorn Pony God of Travel.
Indeed for while I was wiling away my 3 hour wait at the Red Carpet Club (a secret temple of the Magical Unicorn Pony God of Travel), eschewed the lousy free glass of wine they gave me and bought the premium wine (a very nice Malbec I might add) for $12 bucks - certainly a sacrificial price.
Hence when I got to the gate of the replacement flight and they too said there was a mechanical problem! I wasn't worried. I had made the appropriate sacrifice and we only ended up being an hour minutes late (12:45 AM instead of 11:45 PM).