I have some rules of the road that I typically follow when I’m traveling. However, there are times when the rules must be broken.
For example, one of my rules of the road is that I don’t eat in my hotel. I despise room service, and hate the concept of shoveling down food while I’m hunched over a hotel room desks. I typically go out somewhere, within walking distance of the hotel, to get some fresh air at the end of a long day and enjoy a good meal, besides. There is a lot more to cities than hotel rooms!
But sometimes the day is just too damn long, and I get to the hotel late. When that happens, rule #1 goes out the window, and rule #2 gets invoked. I yield to the hourglass, eat in the hotel restaurant so long as it’s reasonable, and order . . . steak. I feel I need the protein, and I’m not going to take a chance on some hoity-toity dish with untested, fou-fou sauce. Give me a well-cooked, medium rare steak and a glass of decent red wine, and I will soldier on.