1. A feeling of appreciation or thanks. – Merriam-Webster1
2. Something that needs to be beaten into some people, apparently. – The Nut
I’m sorry you scheduled a trip to Japan during cherry blossom season only to arrive and find the streets lined with cherry blossoms.
It must have been such a letdown, especially since, as you announced so scornfully to your traveling companion, “I didn’t need to pay thousands of dollars to fly halfway around the world to see cherry blossoms, you know. We have a bunch of those at home.”
Well, didn’t I just feel like a proper idiot when I realized we had cherry blossoms in my hometown as well! What dolts Nutty Hubby and I were to make plans to celebrate spring in another country when spring was also available in our own back yard, and for much cheaper!
You know, a friend of mine had been thinking about visiting China to see the Great Wall, but thanks to your irrefutable logic I was luckily able to talk her out of it, as obviously we already have a more than adequate selection of walls available to visit locally.
Not to mention I am now seriously regretting that ¥400 I spent on admission to a Japanese Zen garden when rocks are in plentiful supply, and for free, practically everywhere you go in Vancouver. Just think of the money I could have saved by staying home and reminiscing about the gravel driveway of the house I grew up in!
I’d order a glass of sake from the hotel bar to drown my sorrows, but the BC Liquor store down the street from my apartment stocks that too.
Now, you won’t believe this, but we even have people like you in my city. That’s right, like the clod I am, I flew all the way across an ocean to listen to an entitled wiener like your esteemed self complain about how nothing is or ever will be good enough for your discriminating taste, when I could’ve just stood outside the Kitsilano Whole Foods and had the same joyful experience.
Bless you, sir, you have opened my eyes; for my next vacation, I’m going into space.
I hear that out there, they can’t hear you scream.
Today’s blog post was brought to you by the letter G, the number 710, and the Why Bother Searching For Other Habitable Planets In Our Universe When We Have One Right Here Challenge, AKA the Blogging A to Z Challenge.
1 “gratitude.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, 2016. Web. 8 April 2016.