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Vacation monotony


My friends Ellen and Gary just got back from a cruise to the Caribbean. They were tanned and relaxed. “You know you are in paradise the moment you step off the boat,” Gary told me. “As you get to the end of the gangplank, friendly native islanders in costumes with feathers and bangles start dancing to the music of a steel drum orchestra, right there on the pier. A photographer from the ship is right there to capture the exact moment you mingle with the natives. “It’s really too bad that none of the other islanders made the effort to dress up for us. After all, we’re supporting the local economy. I think we bought a baseball cap and a T-shirt on every island we visited, but they all pretty much wore normal clothes. I wish they’d get into the spirit of the thing. Everyone would have much more fun.” Ellen said, “And don’t forget the flip-flops. I bought a pair that had rhinestones all over the straps.” “No,” Gary reminded her, “you bought those on the ship, remember? And you got that little baby T-shirt for Tanya’s grandson.” “But weren’t all those islands hit by a hurricane last year?” I asked. “I hear some of them are still in tatters.” Ellen and Gary shook their heads. “Not where we were, they weren’t in tatters. But we were only on the islands for a couple of hours. We couldn’t see everything.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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