Unavailable Larry that I have been pining for since I met him 6 months ago finally became available and invited me up for short "romantic" jaunt to the magical Lake Tahoe. I could hardly contain my excitement and of course I said YES!
As a gentleman should, he purchased my ticket and was at my doorstep at 6 a.m. and we headed off to LAX to catch the 8:30 a.m. flight to Reno. I loved how Unavailable Larry traveled — VIP all the way. This was exactly how I pictured it. While sipping my hot coffee and eating a croissant in the VIP Lounge, he told me he had some business to attend to in Reno and it would be about 2.5 hours as he wanted to finish all his meetings so we could have the rest of the day and the next day to play. That's not too bad, I could live with that.
Tick, tock, tick, tock... 3.5 hours later and no phone call regarding the delay. I am pissed off. With my iPhone in hand (thank you Steve Jobs), I was about to call a girlfriend and but finally received a call from Larry asking where I was. Seriously? Waiting for you as usual!!!!
I shook off my anger, because shit happens sometimes. It began to snow as we headed off to the lake and the beauty of nature started to put me in a better mood. As we settled into our hotel room, I began to unpack the cute outfits I brought. So did he.... lap top, iPad, 2 phones, chargers, business folders and mail. Not good. I pointed this out to him and his answer was, "Honey, this is what I do for a living. I need to be on top of the market."
Now I understand why he was and will always be Unavailable Larry. Did he take me up to Tahoe so I could see what his days are like? And that he wasn't making up stories when he told me it's business that keeps him unavailable? Great!!! So I am stuck for 2 days in this magical place of mountain, lake, snow, pine trees — and business headquarters set up in room 935.
Turn off! A romance went down the drain. I suddenly became "unavailable" and finally saw what was around me without the rose colored glasses: mountains, lake, fresh fallen snow, pine cones, spa, facials, massages and a little shopping. It's a business trip and these expenses can be written off.
xxoo - The Juggler