In the realm of shared pain...my friend who bought a thriving coffee shop out here, and decided to do a couple of updates to the shop (which I advised against) has been shut down for going on three months, and is looking at another month. Her architect that she hired just had his drawings rejected by the building department as 'unacceptable for review'. Holy fark!
The guy is so bad, the City refused to accept the plans over the counter. She is at least a month out now.