International Travel

10 Symptoms To Diagnose You as a Road Warrior

posted by Customs & International Trade Law Blog October 12, 2010 6 Comments

I have traveled way too much recently, and thought I would help you out with some simple test questions to identify if you too are a road warrior who needs a break.  If more than 5 of the below 10 test sample comments seem all too familiar, I recommend you slow down or go home.  Enjoy this blog post, and let me know the results of the test questions for you.

1. TripAdvisor.com becomes your most commonly used Internet site.

2.  You are daily checking your hotel points and frequent flier program balances.

3.  It is no problem to pack clothes and various accessories into a 22 inch carry-on for a 5 night trip.

4.  You travel with an iPod, Blackberry cellphone, Kindle e-reader, Bose acoustic noise-canceling headphones, and laptop, but still think you are forgetting to bring some electronic gadget.

5. You wander the Brookstone store at the airport, and realize you own a heck of a lot of the stuff on display.

6. You buy shoes, shirts, and get a haircut at the airport instead of  in your own home town.

7.  You know what city you are in, but not certain of the time zone, so you call the hotel front desk to find out.

8.  You tell yourself that a five or six hour, cross-country trip from Miami to Los Angeles is no big deal compared to the international flight you recently took to Hong Kong.

9.  You actually recognize many of the TSA screeners at the airport.

10. Someone asks you for your home phone number, and you have to really concentrate to remember it.

No matter where I go or how long I am gone, I always look forward to returning home to my family (and dog).  Maybe, I’ll reward myself and my wife and kids by taking them with me on a plane to some resort hotel far, far away. Or maybe not 🙂

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6 Comments

Brad Gross October 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Excellent–and I’ll add one.

You know you’re a road warrior when you begin every story with, “When I was in…”

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Rob October 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

11. You have memorized American Airlines flight schedule regardless of which city you are in.

12. Chilis “to-go” becomes your favorite dining location.

Keep them coming Mr. Quinter…great stuff!!

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Clara Gomez October 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

I loved the one about getting home and rewarding the family by taking them on a plane to a far away resort. You made me laugh.

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Sandy October 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Another one to add would be that your dog has slept in bed more with your wife than you have!!!

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Karma October 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

I always get a laugh when I do the scientific calculation on which TSA checkpoint line will move the fastest. The lines with parents with infants and small children and People who look like they are traveling for the first time get the lowest score and then juggling your shoes, liquids and carry on to be completely prepared for your inspection!

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Frances October 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Loved number 4. I travel with the same list…of course I also frequently forget my universal charger for all of the above as well as the backup battery for my travel toys….

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