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Not-so-great Expectations

I always have two expectations when I travel:

  1. I will be miserable.
  2. I will spend a lot of money.

I expect this trip (to the Bitter End Yacht Club, or BEYC) to be no different. In fact, I've been filled with a nameless dread. But I shall overcome this nameless dread. By naming it. Dread, I hereby dub thee "Crognar".

It doesn't help that our flight is at 7:50 AM.

I fully expect the following events:

  • Our flight out will be delayed and we'll sit on the tarmac for two hours.
  • We will miss our connection in Atlanta.
  • The puddle-jumper from San Juan to Tortola will not have in-flight beverage service.
  • The ferry from Tortola to BEYC will have mechanical difficulties, leaving us drifting aimlessly.
  • Somehow, I will end up stranded on a tiny island, but unlike Tom Hanks, I will have no volleyball to befriend.
  • Shark attack.
  • Loss of an appendage (due to shark attack).
  • A plague of biting insects.
  • Seasickness.
  • Identity theft.

Then, on the second day, I will be killed by pirates. Actually, that may come as a relief.

In summary, goodbye cruel world.

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