Monday, 28 March 2011

Business: Travel

No link to anything here today as I'm on a business trip...

Still, a few words on the subject won't hurt. At least they'll pass away what little time one has to oneself on business trips these days. Which, incidentally, is exactly what I want to talk about. Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember the "good old days"™ when business travel was actually fun (unfortunate both to remember those days and for being old - enough). But, instead of telling you how it was I will tell you how it is now and by way of example. This is how my previous business trip went: go to work as normal, taxi pick-up from office at 3pm, airport, 2 hour flight, run to catch the next one, 1 hour flight, check into hotel around 1am, sleep, all day meeting, beer, shower, dinner, sleep, all day meeting, taxi pick-up from office, airport, 1 hour flight, run (a little slower) to catch the next one, 2 hour flight, get home around 10pm, kiss wife, sleep, go to work. Fun, eh? This one is ever so slightly better, but only because I insisted on flying out on a Sunday, effectively ruining the weekend for the sake of actually being awake through all of the all day meeting on Monday.

And to think there was a time one actually looked forward to business trips...