Some chump takes his family on vacation and spends damn near every stinkin' dime they have. Now that the volcano made them spend an extra night in a hotel, they are dead broke. JFC! I mean, I could see running out of cash and having to scramble to get some more from your POS Credit Union in BFE. But spending all the money you have period? What happens if you get home and the boss found out about you banging his wife and secretary and fires your sorry butt? This sort of thing is exactly what credit cards are for. Too bad so many people are too weak minded to live within their means. SYDNEY â Andrew and Debbie Jackman of Britain spent more than two years saving up for their family vacation to Australia. They probably wish they'd saved a little longer. On Friday, they found out their Qantas flight from Sydney to Britain had been canceled thanks to a volcano erupting in Iceland. So the Cambridge couple and their two teenage sons squeezed into a 150 Australian dollar ($138) hotel room to wait out the night. On Saturday, the hotel raised the price of the same room to AU$350 â simply because it could, Andrew said ruefully. After endless negotiations, the hotel brought the price back down to AU$160, but the family, broke and frustrated, opted to move Sunday to a hostel. "We're at the end of the holiday so we've spent all our money," a weary-eyed Andrew said, as he sat with his family next to the Qantas customer service counter at Sydney Airport. "Because that's what you do on holiday." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_sp_ot/volcano_travelers__wallets "After endless negotiations. . ." Nice bit of writing there. Like happily married and government intelligence.