How many of you have actually looked forward to going on a business trip so you can take a mini vacation from your relationship? Are you one of those who believe that relationships don’t exist once you leave your home zip code? Time zone? Now, how many of you also looked forward to getting laid on the trip? Why not, right? Your spouse would never know of your infidelity…unless you bring home something special because you left yourself unwrapped and bring home a little gift. Or is this required vacation from reality just an opportunity to act like someone else, be someone else, strip the ties that dictate your “typical” behavior.
Hosting out of town colleagues for a week is a lot like hosting a bunch of drunken frat boys. These men behaved as if an out of town conference granted them an honorary license to act crude and vulgar to any female who dared to near. Rather than their adolescent transformation being fun or invigorating to be around, it was obnoxious and, occasionally, humiliating. There were times I actually wished I could perform an on the spot intervention by tossing their Jack n’ Coke in their face while shouting for them to grow-up. Wouldn’t these fools have a better chance with an out of town hook-up if they acted more “real”? Or did these clowns like the idea of the possibility of the hook-up rather than the reality of the score? Whatever the case, it is a scene replayed at every sales convention, IT conference, or training seminar from San Francisco to Vegas to New York.