Pop quiz

Q. How can you turn $55 into $80 without trying?

A. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.com.

I’ll spare the usual rant, but just FYI: A pair of $27.50 concert tickets are going to cost me $40 apiece (before shipping costs) when I buy them later today. Who’da thought I’d long for the days of the $3.50 convenience charge?