Often things are setup in supplements as being impossible to overcome. But there are always practical ways to beat them, especially if you are the one running the game.
I did not take off for thanksgiving. My printer scanner ran out of ink. pissed that I couldn't scan without ink I decided to skip buying ink and get a scanner without a printer. Then my computer died and it took me a bit to figure out that the USP port was bad. So expect make up comics shortly