Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Saga Is Over

For those of you wondering, yes, we're home again. Our plane was to leave Detroit at 9:00 a.m. this morning and other than being delayed by unspecified "equipment problems" for about an hour and a half, we got home okay. Other than NOS not being at the airport to pick us up (when the plane was delayed, he couldn't find out when we were coming in) and we were not able to call him because I had written his number down wrong, and information didn't have his number, everything was fine. Other than having to pay $26 for a five-mile ride in a rattletrap old taxi whose air conditioning was not working on a 91-degree day, it was fine. Other than the cab driver insisting on listening to Rush Limbaugh, despite my discreet suggestion that we might enjoy hearing something other than that loud-mouthed buffoon of a windbag, everything was fine. When we got home, I just discreetly and politely, in a low tone, very genteel-like told the cab driver that if she was wondering why I didn't give her a tip, I thought that for $26 for a five-mile ride, we deserved a ride in a cab with functioning air conditioning and without Limbaugh, and if she could please relay that message to the owner of the cab company, I would appreciate it. I sincerely believe that the cab driver did not heed my kindly suggestion. Other than The Wife being upset with The Yard Man when we got home because he was supposed to have all his mess done before we got back from Korea and here it was the day after we were supposed to be home and he was still fooling around out in the yard, everything was fine. Other than the Cleaning Lady we had hired and paid in advance to go to NOS's townhouse and give it a thorough scrubbing before he brought his new Bride home, having gotten her weeks mixed up, or so she claims and not having done what we hired her to do, everything is fine. Really.

I still have some Korean adventures to write about. Like our overnight stay at a Buddhist monastery in the mountains near Seoul and our wakeup call at 3:45 a.m. for morning meditations and bell gonging and other things. So, don't go away, I'll be right back.

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