So, I agreed to take the interview at ?AA? U and tickets were purchased the other day. Fish is going along to care for Minnow and I did get them to agree to pay for his ticket (+1 for them).
When the hotel and plane flight itineraries arrived in my inbox, they were in his name rather than mine. As in, Fish Man accompanied by ScienceWoman rather than vice versa. Because obviously the man with the BS in business is the one coming for the interview in an -ology department, not the woman with the PhD in -ology. (-1 for their administrative staff).
Given that they have to overcome a deficit of about -25 to make up for not giving me the interview in the first place, they really can't afford any more negative points.