Thursday, July 20, 2006

travel rule #1

Never pass up the opportunity to take a good, long, hot shower.

You may think it’s a good idea to wait until morning to be *fresh* for your journey but you’ll regret it sorely when you wake to find your hotel’s plumbing has gone belly-up then realize the shower at your next hotel is shooting hot salt water into your eyes leaving you crustier than when you started and spend the next week on a sailboat attempting to rinse off quickly with a shower wand while straddling a toilet, trying to maintain some scrap of dignity in the cramped space as you bend over to pick up the soap you’ve dropped for the 10th time as crewmates on deck peer at you through the hatch skylight…until you finally abandon your standards of cleanliness altogether just in time for your return home to civilization.


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