When your workweek typically includes
an amalgam of airports, hotels, taxis, and rental cars,
you're bound to have a story or two to share. And share you
did. We present some of our 2001 Road Warrior Search
contestants' most memorable adventures.
A wise man once said, "The world is a book, and those who do not
travel, read only a page." Well, judging from the nearly 7,000
entries we received for our first-annual Road Warrior Search, it
seems a lot of you have scoured the entire library. And could fill
tome after tome with your own incredible stories from the road. Be
they funny or forlorn, shocking or sentimental, here are some of
HIS MEETING MUST HAVE BEEN IN THE UNDERGARMENT DISTRICT
"My suitcases were packed and in the car when my wife came out of
the laundry room with some underwear I had forgotten to pack. In my
haste to get to the airport, I stuffed them in my attaché case.
Later, when I opened my case, I pulled out two or three pair and
the lady sitting beside me remarked, 'I always wondered why they
called those things BRIEFcases.'"
- Carl R. Freas, El Paso, Texas
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY...
"In the midst of a family vacation in Bermuda, a client tracked me
down in need of a lengthy deposition to be filed with the court
later in the week. After I agreed to help, an attorney and his
stenographer flew in and spent the next two days with me on the
beach near our hotel - clad in a three-piece suit, white shirt,
tie, and wingtips. In contrast, I wore a bathing suit and swam
whenever they conferred. Not only did we receive lots of curious
stares, but the incident eventually made it into The Wall Street
- Barbara Stiles, Monarch Beach, California
LOVE IS IN THE AIR