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jet lag: also jetÂ·lag (jÄ•t’lÄƒg’) n. – A temporary disruption of bodily rhythms caused by high-speed travel across several time zones typically in a jet aircraft marked by fatigue, insomnia, and irritability.
I don’t travel well with others. Especially when I can scream at them. I can scream at HIM. I try not to. And usually do a pretty good job with the trying. Until HE comes out with something like this:
“Why say four words when you can say a thousand? The mouth on you woman! Go on. It’s your job. Just get on with it!”
My job being the single handed unpacking of 125 kilograms of luggage which mostly belongs to him and which I also single handedly packed. HIS job, apparently, being driving to and from the airport after 21 hours in transit. Getting in at 1 a.m. Or six. Depending on which clock our bodies atune to. And in the process somehow managing to forget that I was stuck right there beside him through the whole thing.
HE’s since apologised in an as-it-should-be grovelling kind of way. And will be doing laundry, ironing and cooking in penance. He will also be cleaning the Louboutins that plug holed a garden at a country wedding earlier this month. He just doesn’t know it yet.