The Weird Thing That Weirds Me Out

We all have quirks, the odd thing that just makes you uncomfortable.  I of course have a travel related one.  We stay in a hotel every night, however  many people we meet assume that we stay in the truck.  In six years I have slept in the truck once, it was awful and I plan never to do it again.  It was very common when we are on tours that are open to the public for strangers to ask where we were staying.  I know that it is the polite way of finding out if we were sleeping in the parking lot or if we have a host.  Doesn’t matter, that really weirds me outs.  For one, you Mr. Stranger do not need to know where I am sleeping and second you also don’t need to know that the truck is left empty at night.  I could list all the bizarre questions that total strangers ask me, but most I just have a smart answer for.  The where are you staying one always makes me uncomfortable. 

***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

Don’t Ask Me

You know why really grinds my gears? Being asked overly personal questions by strangers, just because my seems like your business doesn’t mean it is.

When someone finds out how much Josh and I travel with this job a usually reaction is a bit of shock followed by the same questions, every time.

I know that my lifestyle is a bit strange and that I’m probably the only persons you know that travels as much as we do, unless you work for MRA.  So just to dispel some rumors and vent a little.

Do I like my job? – I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t like it.  I have many career options and this is the one I chose.

Do I like traveling this much?- Again, wouldn’t do it if I didn’t like it.

What route are you taking? – Does it matter what route we are taking, do you know some secrete super fast truck route we can use? No, then don’t ask me this.

If/when I am having kids? – This in NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!!!  It is extremely rude to ask about my family planning, you have no idea if there are circumstances that have influenced our decision to be a small family.

Do you sleep in the truck? – Seriously, do I look like I slept in a semi last night and didn’t shower.  And where I sleep in none of your business.

Now these are the ones the just chap me.  There are ones that I don’t mind answering, like the stuff I talk about in the yearly recap posts.

***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***

No More Cold Butter

How many times have you been out to dinner and after eyeing the delicious display of breads you give into your carbo craving only to find the butter pats are frozen! Doesn’t matter how nice the restaurant is; 9 times out of 10 time I find frozen butter on my table. Who are these consumers that demand their butter chilled to point you have to chip off a piece before attempting to spread the cold blob. Have you ever heard someone at the next table berate a waiter for serving warm butter? So why!?! Why does my $100 dinner bill also include frozen butter pats?

So stand with me and shout NO MORE COLD BUTTER!!!!!