Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Business Travel


Kurt Harden at Cultural Offering discusses the difficulty/impossibility of getting a decent night's sleep at a hotel.

I have the same problem. The closest I've gotten to a solution is to bring my own pillow but that only improves the situation while not removing the overall problem.

Let's face it. For the most part, business travel is hellish. Its time demands are so constrained that there is little space to ease into the experience. Airports have lost their glamour and have become bus stations. 

The one advantage of great wealth is the ability to have a private jet. That single element of control would reduce the hotel hassle while eliminating the airport one.

2 comments:

Daniel Richwine said...

Since I don't have to travel much, I find airports a fascinating place. Such an amazing cross-section of human kind. Businessmen, new mothers, college students, elderly people, children, entertainers, athletes, movie Makers, all kinds of people, from every country in the world, every ethnicity, nationality, religion. All forced together and a small place for a short period of time, never to see each other again.

I think it's profound and moving.

Michael Wade said...

Daniel,

It can indeed be profound and moving. I do like trips for pleasure.

Business trips, on the other hand, squeeze out a lot of the pleasure.

Michael