|I left Detroit yesterday morning to go to Hell.... Hell, Michigan that is. I really wanted to go there for many reasons, but plans A, B, C and D failed. So, I decided to concentrate on what was supposed to be a side activity. Or, how to salvage a day when all plans fall apart.|
to go to Hell, to have many jokes to do with the name of course.
Unfortunately, I didn't take time to prepare myself adequately, so I
had to rely on improvisation. I must admit I felt I uneasy most of
the day about that.
Plan A. Get to Ann Arbor or Dexter and
walk to Hell. That was abandoned for lack of preparation and because
of very hot weather (was to be expected when coming close to
Plan B. Once in Dexter, find a cab and get there. Once
I reached Dexter, I discovered there was no cab in town. For the
reasons of failure of plan A, I decided not to try to walk or
hitchhike there. So I returned to Ann Arbor.
Plan C. I had
found an ad on Craig's list about someone offering rides around Ann
Arbor for a good price. I called, but he wasn't available
Plan D. I asked a local taxi how much it would be to
go to Hell and back. I know, anywhere else in the world it would
have been a very silly question, but here it was logic. He called
his dispatcher and they estimated the cost would be around 150
dollars. I wanted to go there, but not that much.
running to Dexter (not related to TV serial killer – who's inspired
by someone in Florida, but funny that it's the closest village to
Hell) and seeing all my attempts fail I decided to forget the project
to go to Hell.
It proved me a few things. First, I need to
prepare myself better, especially for new cities I'm visiting for the
first time. Second, although I can improvise, this is definitely out
of my comfort zone. Third, it's not a drama if plans fall apart.
Fourth, even if your day seems ruined, there's still hope to get good
things from it, as I did with Ann Arbor fairs.