I got the notice in my email on sunday that my membership was about to expire. I replied after a short procrastination spell on Tuesday afternoon (the day my membership expired). I sent the payment via paypal and expected loads of "exclusive membership lounge fun". Then I tried to log in today and found out the lounge was private. I checked Paypal and it said it takes three days to clear the payment. Three days! in this day of internet instant gratification! In three days I could fund an internet start up with an IPO and find venture capital for a new amplifier company "Burk's very loud amps". Three days! I could drive the payment down to Paul in three days! Three days! In three days Moo could call me a homophobe and Chris Fritzgerald could call me a Broad-brusher over a hundred times! Three days will be pure horror for younger mail TB'ers unable to enjoy my Jessica Alba avatars. Three days is unacceptable! What other things could I miss in three days?