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Topic: Hotel/Motel (09/12/05)
By Paul Potenza
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I donít know about you, but I like to go away. Of course I would never admit this to my bride. I have to act like each time I go away is heartbreakingly painful. I go through all the ďnoisesĒ that will assure her that every minute away from her will be pure agony. But really I canít wait for the opportunity to call room service. Ha HA!!
It isnít that I want to leave her. I love her so much and would rather spend time with her than ANY other human being on the face of the planet. But my company sends me to the Philippines a lot. When Iím gone, I get treated like a ďBig ShotĒ as opposed to what I am, which is not even a ďsmall shotĒ. I get limo rides and respect and really, just about anything that I desire. When I come home I get to take out the garbage and clean the gutters. Itís sad really.
Iíll call her from Manilla and listen to her tell me about all the things that are bothering her and Iíll realize that I miss her. Afterwards, Iíll take a stroll through the balmy Metro-Manilla night and pretend that Iím an international spy. Iíll try the exotic dishes that they have to offer and Iíll imagine meeting HER on some secluded avenue. She, the beautiful American runaway, and I, the aloof, but passionate patriot with cruel yet handsome eyes. I have won her favor. I take her back to my hotel room where we spend the night playing Yahtzee.
Thatís right!!! Yahtzee!!! You see, my wife LOVES Yahtzee.
In my hotel room is a table that is PERFECT for playing the game. Itís oak, with a light green and yellow ceramic top that reminds you of the colors of Fall Weíre on the 23rd floor, with a beautiful view of the city at night. We get in small conversations about our future and our past. And I wish I was home to take out the garbage and clean the gutters and hold her in my arms and play Yahtzee with her and tell her that I love her.
Thatís where the money comes in. Because when Iím feeling like that, I have to call her, no matter the cost. Sheís ALWAYS glad to hear from me.
Hotels and Motels are great.
But you canít beat HOME.
Excuse me, but I have been told that I canít play Yahtzee until the garbage is taken out.
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