Thursday, February 27, 2014

Continent conundrum

This morning, the questions started way too early. And they were about geography. I am the worst at geography. Yes, I work for an incentive travel company. However, corporations usually stick to the likes of Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and the EU countries for the majority of their luxury incentive travel programs. Oh, and I usually just have to write about them, not provide directions.

So you can understand why this seemingly simple question had me perplexed: "Mom, sometime, can we go to the biggest cont-ti-nent-et?"

Mind racing. Biggest continent, biggest continent.

"You mean Antarctica?"


Cue the feeling of triumph.

"Well, that is really far away, so we would have to talk about it. I'm not sure we would be able to go for a long, long time."

"Oh. Well, I want to go there because you can float in the water without any help. The water is so salty that you don't even have to wear a floaty."

Crap. She's talking about the Dead Sea. And I am 99 percent certain the Dead Sea is not in Antarctica.

Mind races some more. Continents, continents, continents. Asia! Asia is the biggest continent.

"I'm sorry, I was wrong. Do you mean Asia?"

"Yes!" she responded, with an expectant look in my direction.

"Okay. Well, sorry, honey, but we still probably can't go there very soon, either. But we can talk about the Dead Sea some more."

As soon as I Google it.


  1. Points for at least initially going with a continent that starts with an "A." Also points for the uptick in posts this week. Needless to say I have been quite amused with the antics of Charlie.

  2. I am so screwed when this starts up. Nice recovery!


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