Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Why does Columbus Ohio exist?

Does this town have a purpose except to annoy me?

So far flying to Columbus for work has been an expensive disappointment.  The taxi from the airport to the hotel started at $3.00. And cost about two bucks a mile after that. Who do they think they are, New York?  Chicago? The piece de resistance was when the taxi meter added TAX. Freaking tax on a taxi ride?

My dinner at the hotel was palatable only because I was reading Bill Bryson's hilarious book, "A Walk in the Woods," about his trek on the Appalachian Trial. I haven't had a chance to sit down and enjoy reading it for several weeks now since a friend recommended it. Laughing out loud at his amusing observations of life on the AT helped me not notice the salad with blackened salmon that came without dressing, or the iced tea which tasted like it had been left out to rot, the soup which had bits and pieces of chicken from the Jurassic era, and the chocolate mousse dessert which was drizzled with Hershey's syrup and a side order of not whipped cream, but Cool Whip.

Yeah, I ate it all.

5 comments:

salemslot9 said...

plop...plop...fizz...fizzzzzzzzz

gaboatman said...

Sorry about the food and lousy trip.  I read Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods" about three years ago and loved it.  Enjoy.
Sam

bosoxblue6993w said...

I spent a week in Columbus one night.

thisismary said...

I used to say that Jimmy Hendrix became a musician just to annoy me. I was wrong.  I learned to appreciate and even love his music.  Not that this has thing one to do with Columbus, OH.  Now the G&R Tavern just north of Columbus, off of 23, has wonderful fried baloney sandwiches ...

robbush6 said...

I did 10 days in Columbus. If I recall, there was a brewery. A big one.