So that you don’t go too far on the solo side of travel I thought I would write a lighthearted post on the subject. But every time I tried, it came out serious. Fortunately, my youngest son is quite the comedian. He just rattled these off.
I give you…
17 Signs That You’ve Had Too Much Alone Time
1… You’ve gone about as far as you can learning the harmonica.
2… You’ve worn the same shirt across 3 borders but think: “well, it’s new to them”.
3… You step into a cab and “that smell” is you.
4… Your internal dialogue becomes your external dialogue.
5… You find deep meaning in country music.
6… When you finally find an engaging conversation, the only response you can muster is “uh-huh”.
7… You spend more than 20 minutes talking to your mugger – and he doesn’t speak English.
8… You catch a fish and find yourself just petting it.
9… Calling cards become a major budgetary item.
10… You pretend to be lost just to talk to someone.
11… You see Sudoku when you close your eyes.
12… You sleep in your clothes.
13… You go to the hotel lobby in your pj’s.
14… It takes more then 10 minutes to ask someone the time.
15… When you speak you only vaguely recognize your own voice.
16… Fingers become appropriate utensils for just about any occasion.
17… You’re so desperate to communicate in some way that you write a post for Solo Traveler.
That last one was a personal dig. “Sorry Mom, I couldn’t help it.”
If you find yourself exhibiting any of the above, it’s time to use some of the techniques found in these posts.