Business travel can be a grind, but it can hit hardest those that are left behind when we head to the airport. My wife always seem to end up getting the raw end of the deal when I travel for business. For starters, she has to take care of both kids while I’m gone. And, the vast majority of things I bring home from my travels are for the kids. I can recall my father bringing me home something as simple as a cool swizzle stick (I remember one with a cool buffalo head on it). My kids get spoiled a bit more than I did as a kid, and probably more than they should.
It occurred to me in one of those random cities that I might have a pretty good (and wacky) gift I could bring home. One that would likely cut both ways. It combined one of her favorite things, a morning cup of coffee, with the potential bad memory of how often I travel. You see, Starbucks sells these mugs customized to different destinations. And, my wife needs her coffee in the morning. 2 kids and no husband will do that. Especially 2 kids that don’t like to stay in their beds at night.
They’re even somewhat ironically named “You Are Here”, since she really hasn’t been to many of these places. Her collection is growing the more I travel. Still can’t tell if it’s a good choice for me to bring them home…..
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