disclaimer: i was going to write a blog about my last month of travels and how it effected the first 24 hours of being back in the states. it turned into shit. here it is....
sometimes it takes bottomless chips to remember how good you've really got it. strike that, sometimes it takes a cup full of tap water loaded with ice to remember how good you've really got it. wait, no, sometimes it takes getting faster speeds on your mobile phone than any hard wired line in some foreign land to remember how good you've really got it. yeah, thats the one.
for a while i was counting countries, languages and currencies. right now i am too tired to confirm or recap any of those numbers. its 530am. jet lag is kicking my ass. honestly though, i am A-O-fucking-Kay with it right now. why? because i am laying in bed writing a blog on my laptop while episodes of south park stream in HD on my tablet all through my cell phones tethered 4G connection. I shit you not, my internet right now, through my cell phone, is faster than any internet i have had in a month. but thats just right now.
8 hours ago i had dinner. the appetizer was unlimited chips and salsa. i had overly hoppy american beer (3 floyds alpha king) and a complimentary water full of ice that would be refilled in an instant if the need came to be. did i mention that the water is FREE!!!?
americans live in a culture of more more more. that doesnt always work out, but in terms of service it couldnt be more spot on. world, please start to realize that the consumer is king. you seriously need to work on your service industry and cater to the customer a bit more.
long story short... world travel will make a patriot.... if youre from america. yeah, america. you know where i am talking about.