How to Sell a Watch

March 25, 2010 · Posted in Travel · Comments Off on How to Sell a Watch 

A man walks into a Swiss watch store, looking fairly normal, and probably not old enough to buy a real Swiss watch anyway.  An incredibly polished salesperson approaches him.

S: “Can I help you, sir?”

“Oh no, I’m just looking.  I’m a student and can’t afford these watches anyway.”

S: “Not a problem, please let me know if there is anything I can do.”

(Salesman notices potential customer admiring a particular watch, valued at around $20,000)

S: “Would you care to try it on?”

“No no, I’m just looking.”

S: “It’s not a problem…please….allow me.”

(Salesperson takes the watch out, gracefully places it on man’s wrist.  It’s gorgeous.)

S: “Lovely……………………………………………..isn’t it?”

S: “A man who invested in such a watch would certainly make a statement for future generations.”

I have to admit…he was good.  Very good.


It’s a small world…

February 22, 2010 · Posted in Travel · 2 Comments 

Quick post – few updates on things happening over here in this magical “internet land.”

This blog is currently being read on four continents, which I’m pretty happy about.  So – to my one reader in Australia – please keep it up!  And pass along to friends!  To my two readers in Asia – also please keep it up!  I promise to come back sooner if you do.

To my Italian teacher who today in class announced she had read my blog – grazie!  That was not in any way expected and totally caught me off guard.  E veramente un piccolo mondo…  So Loredana – please feel free to pass on to your friends!

So that makes N. America, Europe, Asia & Australia.  I have a few S American friends who are currently in Milan.  Just FYI you’re on the hook when you return.  I would appreciate that fifth continent.

A site in Aspen wants me to do some restaurant reviews for their database.  A small step but a step none-the-less.

So – I will keep trying to entertain, and you keep posting on Facebook, emailing to your friends, and spreading the word.   A big thanks to everyone who’s read so far, it means a lot.

After a quick ski day tomorrow I will be back with a post about Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.  Okay mostly Vienna and Budapest…