$400 a Night???
When I was told that I was going to have to pay $400 for a room at the Maui Sheraton because they were full, and thus no Kamaaina rates, I whined about it. Then I caught myself and said, “Oh well, I should be glad that I can afford it” and off I went.
When the car rental guy picked me up, he informed me that they are totally out of cars, but are holding one for me. I whined a little about the model of the car, but then remembered that I only need to drive about 5 miles, so I switched gears from whining about the car to being happy that I got one.
Pretty, Pretty Nice
I took myself out to dinner and whined about the lack of vegetarian dishes offered. So, I ordered a glass of Merlot and a Cobb Salad. It turned out to be all that I could eat, and the wine helped stop the whining.
While eating I looked out from my table and saw whales spouting and breaching just off shore. I thought, “Now this is pretty cool.” I looked around me at a restaurant full of happy people on vacation and was reminded that I am lucky enough to live here all year round.
I got back to my room and began whining that the WIFI didn’t work, so I decided to watch TV, only to discover that the remote had bad batteries. So, I treated myself to an early retirement. The air conditioner was noisy, so I decided to get up at 4 AM and go to Starbucks to check my e-mail. When I went to get my car I saw the sign above and began whining some more. Someone appeared shortly and got my car which stopped my whining.
After two great Success Rallies I went to the West Maui Airport to catch my flight home and was told that my plane was delayed about an hour. Now that’s worth whining about. I decided to do some computer work and remembered the view from the airport. Once again I saw whales playing off shore. My flight was a mere 45 minutes late and the only thing left to whine about was the $18 parking fee.
Home Sweet Home
This was all in the last 24 hours. As I sit here at my desk, I am full of gratitude, and all there is to whine about is all of the whining I have been doing.