"I can't stand it anymore!" she shrieked. "Thirty-two years we've been married, and all we do is bicker and quarrel and ignore each other. I'm leaving!"
Stunned, Harry watched his wife close the suitcase, lug it down the stairs, and proceed to walk out of the house and out of his life, forever.
Suddenly, he was galvanized into action. Running into the bedroom and grabbing a second suitcase, he yelled back at his wife, "Sylvia, you're right! You're absolutely right! I can't bear it any longer either! Wait a minute, while I pack, and I'll go with you!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals who travel quite a bit, realize that it is prudent to always have a suitcase fully packed and ready to go! That way if duty calls, or if there is an emergency, you are ready to travel at a moment's notice. Establishing routines, while on the road, is a great idea. Routines often save you time, money and lower the number of articles you would otherwise lose checking in and out of hotels in a chaotic manner. Last, travel light. Each pound of luggage you leave at home will make your trip that much more enjoyable.
"I get ideas about what's essential when packing my suitcase."
- Diane von Furstenberg