Or: ways to offend the maids before the sun has risen.

Going barefoot in the Fairfield Inn is apparently Not On. Depressingly, this is apparently fairly common, due to Health Department regulations. I can understand why, but it still makes me sad - up until now, I'd gotten away with wandering around all sorts of high-end hotels without shoes like a barbarian, and not always during conventions, either.

Cultural programming tells me this is perfectly fine and rails against being told to go put some shoes on. Sense tells me that the Health Department probably knows what they're talking about. And now, having whined about the dominant culture, I feel obliged to blast something appropriately counter-cultural at myself before I get up and pack.
haruspex: babylon (Default)
( Sep. 14th, 2008 07:55 pm)
"Don't be afraid. That simple; don't let them scare you. There's nothing they can do to you . . . a writer always writes. That's what he's for. And if they won't let you write one kind of thing, if they chop you off at the pockets in the market place, then go to another market place. And if they close off all the bazaars then by God go and work with your hands till you can write, because the talent is always there. But the first time you say, "Oh, Christ, they'll kill me!" then you're done. Because the chief commodity a writer has to sell is his courage. And if he has none, he is more than a coward. He is a sellout and a fink and a heretic, because writing is a holy chore." - Harlan Ellison


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