Monday, May 22, 2006
New London, CT
I'm away on business tonight, staying at the Holiday Inn - New London. I'm here for a meeting tomorrow. I am lucky enough to be here with a friend. However, the situation right now reminds me of why I dislike traveling. I'm watching Deal or No Deal on a color TV in a room that smells like a hotel. I'm probably going to watch TV, because that's what people do when they stay in hotels for business.
There was a time when I thought travel was glamorous. That was in the NYPD, when the idea of the department sending me to Westchester County was magical. Now, however it has gotten old. The reimbursement process, the wrapped soaps, and the long hallways that serve to remind you that no matter how expensive the place, you're not home.
This Holiday Inn is great. They gave me some coupons and the manager even called to see if everything was fine. Deal or No Deal however, still is a horrible show.