- When flying first class, as I sometimes get upgraded, I am constantly aware of the fact that I get booze for free. Don't get me wrong, I love a good gin and tonic on an evening flight. However I generally order alcohol no matter what because it's free and I want to take advantage of my upgrade. Contrast this with the first class regulars who get water with no ice. At dinner tonight a colleague said when he gets in first class, he considers it his duty to drink on behalf of those in coach who have to pay. Brave man.
- I use toiletries that I don't normally. I'm a shampoo guy. I go to a barber and got my hair cut by telling the lady what number trimmer blade to use (3). I'm not high maintenance at all. So when I used conditioner tonight smelling of roses, I laughed. They offer it, so I take it.
- Tonight, after dinner, I left my group and wanted ice cream. Ben and Jerry's was closed (Yelp lies!) and so I was walking back home. I saw a pizza spot and ended up grabbing a slice and a soda. I have no idea why. It just seemed like a good idea.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The Traveling Hero
I realized today that I change when I travel. Let me state here, for those who are not aware, that I'm into transportation. I could talk about the aviation industry or US high speed rail for hours and not get bored. There is even a film about people like me who fly for no reason but to get more miles. So I know travel, and yet it amazes me how I travel differently. For example: