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@Frank de Paola - you're absolutely right! And I knew that, but obviously made a grammatical error. Fixed now.

My BOPH story is actually a little bit more than just about a small room. Now, the room WAS very small. How small? How about you can't close the bathroom door if the front door was open. Or that you could almost touch both of the walls with your arms stretched out?

It was very late when we checked in and when we saw the size of the room, my wife and I talked to the front desk. We got the room changed by a really nice lady, but about half an hour later, the night manager nixed the change saying that there was no more room left at the hotel. Everything was sold out, he rudely said and then refused to talk to us. We tried to argue (we had booked it through - which was a cheaper price. refused to back us up on it - incidentally that was the last time I used the website). By then it was 2:30AM and we got too tired and slept. At 6AM, the lovely sound of jackhammers woke us up.

I talked to the day manager, and got us changed to a different room (sold out? What sold out? There were plenty of rooms). I ended up extending my stay at the BOPH because my trip lasted longer than expected.

Now, this was several years ago, but I still remember the experience and won't stay there ever again.
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GMAC Bank (now named Ally Bank) changed name to distance itself from the ailing General Motors.

Sci Fi Channel changed its name Syfy, purportedly in order to be able to brand itself better or to "imagine greater" (whatever that means ...). BTW, Syfy is an urban slang for syphilis.
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There's a big difference between self-serving aggrandizement and honoring the memory of loved ones who died.

If we all follow your logic, emmakate, why bother having charity, monuments, heck even tombstones for the dead. They certainly don't care anymore :)

And Ted - the point is that it did matter to the boy, and that the parents did something to honor his wish. Whether or not you, I or everyone else think that it should or shouldn't matter actually doesn't factor into it at all.
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