Business travel: It’s not always glamorous! Missing a golden opportunity in Philly…
Not all posts have to be long narratives, right? Today, I flew from MKE to DTW – where I was delayed, delayed, and further delayed before finally making my way to PHL. I was attempting to meet my colleague for dinner prior to a customer visit tomorrow morning. It turns out he was even further delayed and we missed the opportunity to meet up.
He will be retiring in less than two weeks, so this was a bummer for a few reasons: 1) I enjoy spending time with him – talking “family life’ and always learning new things about our business and industry, 2) we seem to have a knack for having good food together – not always fancy, but tasty, and 3) this will probably be our last business trip together – then he’s off to chilling by the pool and babysitting the grandkids! (I’ll still be working – for a long time!)
Instead, I find myself in the hotel restaurant, choosing what seemed like one of the healthier and more appealing options:
It’s not what I had in mind when I thought Loren and I would meet for dinner, conversation, and business discussions, but it’s the reality of business travel sometimes! And, the hummus was tasty, the veggies were fresh, and the dish was light. I could have done much worse!
I’m off to Vegas for work next week (I’ve already refilled my anti-anxiety pill prescription, knowing what that city will do to me!).
I am, however, looking forward to some good food! If you have any “must-do” suggestions for Vegas, I’m open to reading them in the comments! I need all the help I can get to survive that nutty place!