Hurt Squirrels
I Went To Europe And It Was Okay: Epilog
1/5/2002 1:02 AM
A little while after we returned home, we decided to send some thank you gifts to all the folks who helped us out when were freshly pickpocketed. To the desk clerks at the Hotel Tirenno in Rome, we sent some Superman ties, because we though they were super men for helping us out. (Yeah, it's corny. Shut up.) I think we also sent them some Wisconsin-centric items, but I forget exactly; it was two years ago.

The taxi driver who drove us from Augsburg to Rotenburg asked us where we were from during the ride. We expected to have to explain where Milwaukee was when we told him, but he was quite familiar with it since he was a big Harley-Davidson fan. We ended up being about $20 dollars short on the cab fare, so we asked for his card and promised to send him money later. He said not to worry about it and just took what we could give him. When we got home, we picked up a nice little Harley-Davidson book, stuck $20 inside and sent it to him. A few weeks later, he emailed us his thanks and that he was pleasantly surprised since he never expected to get the money. Yeah, we kick ass.

While we stayed at the Hotel Klosterstble in Rotenburg, we noticed there were a couple games available for public use in the dining room/lounge. They were kind of natty and lame and we never played them, but it gave us an idea. We bought copies of Monopoly and a couple other games and sent it to them with our thanks. They, like the taxi driver and hotel clerks in Rome, emailed us back, happy in the knowledge that they made our trip a little less stressful.

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