Why would we choose this moment to stress out over a trip when the entire point is to relax, enjoy each other’s company and discover exciting things together?
Bailing was once a useful skill. When a partner was thoughtless, too clueless or just too damn dull, I didn’t hesitate to say, “I’m out.” I’d rather leave first than be hurt.
If you are a white person one experience you will have throughout your life is other white people saying racist things to you, in this super comfortable tone rich with camaraderie.
After he helped unbutton the 6 million buttons running down the back of my dress, I had about enough energy to pull the dress off and toss it on the floor before I laid down in bed, closed my eyes, and promptly fell asleep.