Let’s begin with a Travel Tip, shall we?
THE HOOK’S TRAVEL TIPS:
Always remember.. YOU’RE ON VACATION!
Be prepared to spend money on items like food, and I don’t mean dry goods like bags of chips or boxes of cookies to hold your kids over for the week! Unless you’re staying in a motel with a kitchenette, you’re going to have to purchase food for your family.
If you’re staying in an actual hotel – with say, a thousand rooms – you’re not expected to bring copious amounts of food with you.
That having been said, let’s get to the heart of today’s matter.
I head out to a mini-van (Of course!) and meet up with Dennis the Menace‘s father (Get thee to Google children!) and he begins to bypass The Hook and attempts to load his cart himself. After a few plastic bags drop to the ground, he surrenders to his limits.
I can’t really blame him, he had…
- Five bags of food. Chips, cookies, bread, etc.
- One cutting board!
- A large “old-school” cooler with a metal clasp.
- Several small appliances.
- A bag of butane gas cartridges.
- And even some actual luggage!
Finally, he asks one of those questions which, in my skilled hands, becomes a straight line…
CHEAP-ASS DAD: Where’s a good place for all this?
THE HOOK: (Without missing a beat.) Your home, sir.
Reeling from the sting of my dry Canadian wit, he simply stood there a moment, his hamster barely moving on the little wheel deep inside his Yankee brain.
CD: Oh, I get it! Yeah, the wife packed all this stuff, so you know….
THE HOOK: I understand, sir.
CD: Is this a record, though?
THE HOOK: Sadly, no it isn’t.
He chuckled some more, gave me the room number and sent me on my way. Without a tip, of course. I arrived at the room a minute later, where his wife and daughter took a good look at the cart and exclaimed in unison…
“WHAT DID DADDY BRING?”
ON A PERSONAL NOTE…
June 9. 2012 10 A.M – 7 P.M.
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls. Ontario. Canada
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