Okay. First, the mortgage. They got back to us, and it *was* a case of strange arcane deductions badly explained. They calculated provincial tax on the insurance, then deducted that tax from the amount they were going to loan us, so of course when we're checking the insurance amount it's off, because it's calculated on the-displayed-amount-of-the-
(Somehow, I really don't feel bad about needing an explanation for this. A sentance with the general gist of "This amount represents your mortgage loan of $X after the $Y PST on the CMHC insurance has been deducted." would have avoided *so much* stress.)
A/y. Started looking at another option during the whole kaffuffle. Either way, am no longer really upset.
Second, had to go back for the third time today over a miswording in a document. I'd brought it up twice before, and it hadn't been fixed--I really got the impression that the people I was talking to didn't get why it was a problem. So I ended up hauling out the Oxford and sitting down across from someone who is just way ahead of me in terms of pay grade, seniority, responsibility, and any other practical measure of standing in an organization, while my job duties don't *technically* cover any kind of editing work.
I think the explanation took this time. I would repeat myself this much if the situation came up again. But it falls firmly into the Not Fun category, and if it's not fixed this time, I'm backing off. What I tell you three times is true, and all that. Past that point, I'm cutting my losses.
On a lighter note, found that Tria markers, Microns, and gel pens combine with cheap wooden boxes pretty well. So if you have five minutes you can stain the box a rather pretty grim green, have "Goe, and catche a falling starre,/Get with child a mandrake roote" written across the top in dim gold, and toss a 3/4"-high sketch of the mandrake
from the 1485 Herbarius
on the side.
(I found someone to take my bottle of BPAL's Mandrake, and tossed that in. Therapeutic little spur-of-the-moment smallcraft. I wanted the stuff to work on me, but it just ended up smelling like pencil shavings--very much not the donne thing at all.)
 "To prejudice X" is not at all interchangeable with "to cause others to be prejudiced against X". I know everyone's really busy and really tired, and I might've let a smaller detail slide after the first time I submitted a correction. But that is just *wrong*.
 Yes, yes, I know, but I've had that line rattling around in my head for three days. My LJ, my horrible painful puns.