Italy Diary, No. 2

11:10 a.m. May 21

The Grand Hotel Santa Lucia in Naples is a regal place to stay. The 96-room hotel was built in 1906 with a dramatic view of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvio in the distance.

I arrived at the hotel after a journey that encompassed a 9-hour flight from Chicago to Rome and then a 35 minute flight south to Naples. After such a long day of travel I like to stretch out in the bath tub.

I crumbled into the tiny white tub at the hotel. Directly to my right was one of those European bidets. Heard about ’em, never used ’em.

A good blogger is honest.

And I have to admit my eyesight isn’t what it used to be. I need reading glasses to check out menus and to type this blog. But I don’t wear glasses in the bathtub.

Without paying much attention I reached over to pick up the clear plastic bottle of “shampoo ” that was sitting on the bidet. The liquid was as gold as honey. I rubbed the gel deep into my scalp. Such a sweet smell.

Two days later I examined the bottle closely in the beautiful sunlight.

The bottle read “Intimate Cleanser.”

Man, that’s assbackwards!

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