Well, I made it back from Las Vegas safely if not soundly and even had money in my pockets because I saved four quarters just in case phone calls from hell were more expensive than here on earth. I also avoided the 19-car winter storm pileup in the Cajon Pass because well, the plane flew right over it. As usual, the flight was the best part of the trip and lest you think I’m being unfair to Vegas let me proclaim in the vernacular of the day that I’m totally cool with Vegas staying in Vegas. It’s still a great place to go if you need a $7 roll of Lifesavers or a $15 coke but they have far too many visitors and you all know how I feel about people in general. I think it was probably a beautiful place when it was just a desert but then they put in a slot machine and a couple of people from Iowa and it went downhill from there. After having to visit almost annually over the last 40+ years I have noticed some changes and that is usually not a good sign. Years ago all the old people wore matching leisure suits but now they’re all wearing matching track suits as if they could at any minute drop their canes and break into a jog. Was there a sale on these suits at Walmart?
I know I mentioned last year the increase in these damned scooter carts. This year the increase reached the proliferate stage as they were everywhere, running into each other, clipping unsuspecting pedestrians and half of them are towing wagons or suitcases behind them as if they were seeking asylum in a new country. I just don’t understand how you can use one of these and then say you call on customers; do they have to meet you at your car with a wheelchair? And over the last year I’ve become positively blasé about those who get their hair color out of a crayon box but usually it’s just one crayon and one person isn’t trying to impersonate all the Teletubbies at once.
This year I saw more of what I would discreetly call “unusual hairstyle choices” with spikes, mohawks, half a haircut, to add to the rainbow of colors I didn’t even know were in the rainbow which leads me to the belief that hair stylists should be drug-tested before getting a license. I really don’t understand the half a haircut where one side is buzzed and you have hair on the other side of your head. When you face a certain way do you tell people you’re a Marine?
What I also saw this year was thousands of women in those half boots with jeans that only come to the top of the boot and whoever convinced you to do that did you a disservice because that outfit is only good if you’re riding a horse across a river or clam digging in the mountains; as if there was ever a good reason for Capri jeans. On the plus side in four days I saw only one “Make America Great Again” cap.
The city fathers, in opposition to my cries, continue to build to make it bigger to attract more visitors as if that’s a good thing and apparently those who visit go home and tell their friends and then they come and this happens over and over with no stoppage in sight. So, you get a town full of people who are like ugly Americans who visit Paris for the first time and yell, “This is breakfast. Why are we having cheese for breakfast?”
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