I don't lie. I was taught not to lie. But when traveling alone in this big ol'country of ours I don't always want to let people know I am alone in that camper. When I get to a campground and am being checked in by a man, I always sign the registration form with both my name and my husbands. And I try and remember to say, "we and us" in stead of "me and I". Not always easy to remember. They have a check list of things they always ask. What kind of hook up? Size of vehicle? Towing anything? Pets? Number of people?
How do I answer the number of people question without lying? Well, I don't answer the question. I kind of pinch my lips together like a kid does when he doesn't want to answer. And then reluctantly I hold up two fingers giving them the PEACE SIGN. I can't help it if they interpret it to mean 2 people. Right?
Well, last night I was checking in and it was a woman putting me through the 20 questions routine. I was thinking about how to describe her. First I thought of Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffith show, but with a drill Sargent personality. But then Berta the housekeeper from Two and a Half men came to mind. So picture Berta, with Blondie-grey hair in a bun and cat-eye glasses, leaning on the counter with her left forearm filling out the form. Never looking up at me she drilled me with the list.
You want a pull through? "Sure"
Full hook-up? "Yes"
Towing anything? "No"
How longs your rig? 31'
Number of people? "Just me"
Then without moving anything, except her eyes, she slowing looks up peering at me over her glasses, pauses and says in a reprimanding voice. "When other women travel alone, they at least bring their dog along."
Oh boy, I guess I was told.
Here's my thoughts on the matter. If I bring my dog, then I have to walk my dog and then I am advertising that I am traveling alone.
If I don't have my dog, I can pull up, close the curtains, lock the doors and nobody knows if there is a single woman or five biker guys in that camper.
What's your opinion??? Sent me your comments, I'd like to know what you think.
I am really not that fearful, but others are for me, like the woman who checked me in.
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