Business trips are sometimes a strange phenomenon. For up to a whole week, life is almost a 180 from home life. At least for me.
In same ways, it’s kind of a nice change. Lets face it, I have a cleaning service – everyday! I’m only living out of my suitcase so there is no clutter. At least not with me – vacationing with my husband and daughter is another thing as they don’t mind just throwing things around. I’m a tidy-traveler. I still believe in some level of order. So when I travel for business, it’s actually pretty awesome to get MY way of living. Clutter-free!
And not that I cook that much at home, but there’s no ‘what are we going to eat today’ ordeal. Or having to finish leftovers. It can be a different restaurant (i.e. different menu) daily. And the gym is just an elevator ride away!
Of course, there’s also the downside of business travels… I do miss my family after awhile, the work hours are long because since they have you there, they want to maximize your time (which includes lunch and dinner meetings), the commute is a bitch (specifically airport security) and you can only eat out so much before you get sick of it (though, I eat a really healthy breakfast and lunch in attempt to balance the more extravagant business dinners I go to most nights).
And don’t get me started on the time change!
And then there’s the sleazy side. Yeah – I never thought I’d be writing about this because lets face it… I’m too old for this to happen to. If I were doing more business travels in my 20’s, I could totally see this occurring more often. But, as I found out such people do exist; it’s those hotel bars and single travelers looking for other available single travelers interested in a one-night stand.
And it doesn’t matter if there is a wedding ring present or not. That doesn’t seem to deter it from happening. Because lets face it, these people are just looking for one-night hook-ups. The person being married or not is of no concern of theirs as long as that person is game for well… whatever.
Anyway – of course I did not take the bait. After all, all I wanted to do at the end of the day was go back to my room and right into bed. TO SLEEP!