I just don't see anywhere he's actually ruling out all the nice things that I imagine might be happening on this trip.
You shouldn't rule them all out, though you can rule out most of them. It's like running the 100 meter dash in 14 seconds, not worth a medal, but not bad for my age group.
Speaking of rules, my other two photo rules are 2) no photo postings inappropriate for the eyes of children, and 3) no PDAs with women less than half my age. Seriously, I find that unseemly in advertizing, and advertizing, after all, is the point of this trip (and if you don't believe me, wait'll you see my 2009 business tax filing). I'm trying to show that Locosts are fun to drive and fun for road trips, I'm not trying to show you that owning a Locost will inspire 20-somethings to drape themselves over your wrinkly self.
Amazingly enough, that's a difficult message to communicate during spring break. I've said more than once this trip, "Thanks, now could I have one photo where you keep your hands to yourself?" It's just that some people are natural hams...well, that and the fact that The Young People Today have had a lot of visual input thrown their way, and posing is a part of their lives (I suspect there are spring break Madchen Entlaufen Wild videos in circulation). But they wonder why I turn into a prude when the cameras come out..."Jealous girlfriend? Keeping secrets from your wife?" No ma'm, it's strictly business.
Back to Lafayette for a moment: Speaking of Santashocking, right after this photo was taken, the woman in yellow said something so naughty she is risking a lump of coal in her stocking. No wonder they didn't want me to use their names.
Santa "Is that an icicle in your hat, or are you happy to see me?" Claus