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I am back on the mainland and blogging from Seattle with South Austin in the rearview mirror. Don't worry Virgin Island fans, I will most certainly be back in the Caribbean for visits if not full-time. And I'm sure St. Thomas will creep it's way into many future posts. For now, it's all about living in the Pacific Northwest!

February 11, 2010

That is a stupid question (abbreviated).

There is something about common sense and tourists... they don't go together. Logic eludes the tourist. Maybe they are just so in awe at being away from their hectic jobs and the endless attention to detail of their daily lives that certain brain cells and abilities just shut down the moment they get off the plane. I have a friend who is a flight attendant and she swears that the shut down happens the moment they get on the plane or even more, when they arrive at the airport. She feels vindicated in her belief each time someone asks "where are we right now?" Here is a brief list of some of my favorites stupid questions.

1) When it rains here does it rain fresh water or salt water?
2) What keeps the islands from moving around? - They are anchored down of course.
3) Can you swim under them? - Yes, but it's a three tank dive and requires a special certification.
4) What's the difference between alcoholic and non alcoholic rum punch? - This does not deserve an answer.
5) Do they speak English in the US Virgin Islands?
6) Do they speak British in the British Virgin Islands?
7) How do you drive on these hills when it snows?
8) Where's the bathroom on this boat?
9) Where are the exits on this boat?
10) Are there sharks in that water?
11) Do I need to go the the bathroom? (This particular question is courtesy of Allyson who leads tours for BackRoads.) This is always followed by, "Will I need to go later?"
12) How do they manage to park the boats all facing the same direction?

Bonus Question... Do you love living here?

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