As I mentioned last week, twice a year for as long as I can remember, I made a business trip to North Carolina.
It was a little different from most long trips because I drove the 500 miles instead of flying.
Driving, especially in the spring and fall time frames, put me in contact with my exact opposite the vacation traveler. At hotels, for instance, business travelers like me just want a room and a good night's sleep.
And we don't want to talk to anybody about it. We get up, eat breakfast, make sure to get a receipt for the expense account, check out, stumble to the parking lot and go.