KARMA DOESN’T HIDE IN VEGAS
I’m a firm believer in karma. And I got mine! Say hello to my little friend karma aka FOOD POISONING. What did I do to deserve this? Oh, let me tell you a little story about last night in Vegas…
This week I’m exhibiting at the Gold’s Gym Convention and in my off hours have been becoming familiar with what us broke folk like to call “FINE DINING.” I’m loving every minute of it – the wine, martini’s, the 4 course dinners, the service… All on the company’s dime (thanks company!). I normally hold off on the $15 glasses of wine, but considering the circumstances of this probably being my last business trip – I’ve been a bit less mindful. I mean, what’s five more dollars on a beverage?
I took out some customers to the Stratosphere Lounge for 2 for 1 martini’s and 1/2 off apps. THEN we went to a nice sushi dinner and ate ourselves stupid in raw fish. The sushi didn’t taste quite right and I left feeling dissapointed by this supposedly fine dining restaurant Sushi Roku. My coworker and I split the check, and one of the customers really wanted to contribute, so he threw down $100. My coworker took the cash, and after dinner gave it to me!!!
Instead of pocketing the $100 and using it to pay off bills or buy something cool, I meandered over to the hotel CASINO. WTF Sara?! Why did you think this was a good idea!? I really don’t know where the time went, or how the money disappeared, but I DO know that today my wallet was empty. And I feel terrible.
But not as terrible as I felt at 2 o’clock this morning. I woke up with a terrible pain in my stomach, and yep, you guessed it, got sick. I won’t go into detail since I’ll make myself (and you) physically ill again. But 4am sick again. 7am repeat. 9am repeat. 10am rinse and repeat. No water, no thinking about food, no swallowing. All before a trade show. The trade show hours of greeting, selling, smiling were painful, but I got through them knowing I deserved it.
And that my friends, is what I call karma. I definitely got what I deserved and even lost my iPhone tonight. WOOT! Lessons of the day:
1) No gambling. Ever. Especially when mixed with alcohol.
2) Don’t accept money from customers (even though he said it should be “spending money” and insisted)
3) Don’t get too used to an extravagant lifestyle.
That’s it folks! Send me healthy thoughts so I recover from this nasty bug and can be on my A-Game. By the way, I can’t wait to show you guys what the people are WEARING here. I hope you like plastic surgery, spray tans and lack of clothing! Stay tuned 🙂