Remember when I bought plane tickets back in December for a flight in February, only to have the airline go bankrupt at the end of January?
I went to my bank to try to get a refund back at the beginning of February.
On May 17 I grabbed my refund paperwork and headed back to the bank, since I still hadn't received the refund.
Last night I pulled some money out of an ATM using my bank book, so the book was updated automatically. Imagine my delight (and surprise) to see that I had received my refund on May 18!
So the winner of that second contest is Luke, who guessed I would get the refund by June 12. As soon as I have his new address *cough, cough*, then I can send him his prize postcard.
This is just one example of why patience is necessary to live in Spain.