Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i'm a travelin' man

Ok, so I'm not a man- but there are a lot of business-types sitting here waiting to share the flight to new jersey with me. Then there are kids and more kids and more kids.
I sometimes sit and wonder where the people waiting in the airport are going.
Are they headed home? Heading to visit family? Are they happy they are traveling? Or do they have to get on the plane because they are leaving loved ones or going to put loved ones to rest?
The business men are all equiped with carry on and laptop in tow. Are they as important as they look? Or are the lowly retail buyers like myself forced to go visit vendors and clients to make their next fiscal year more successful than the last one?
I wonder what they would say if I asked? So what do you do? Why is it that you look so important?
I wonder what I would say if I was asked.
"Going to visit a rock/mineral vedor for new product for my store" is not really an interesting answer. Though one that would end the conversation fairly quick if that's what I wanted.
I guess one could really be anything they wanted to be when a stranger asked, "so what do you do?"
I could be one of the many things I am. Or I could make up any story I wanted, provided I had some knowledge of it so I could have some sort of conversation and not look a fool.
But today- I think I will just read and ignore those around me.
And wonder about them instead- wonder about where they are going and why today they are travelin' men.

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