Eat, Pray, Love—and the Money Supply… #travel #humor #Italy Part 1 ~ Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub:

The Money Supply and me.

“No thanks,” I say. It’s my standard response when the Hub invites me to come along to some work conference in an exotic location. I picture myself in a glamourous foreign locale I’ve only ever seen in a James Bond film or the windows of mall travel agents. But instead of being surrounded by Daniel Craig and/or foreign locale residents holding out perfectly shaken-not-stirred foreign alcoholic beverages, I know I’ll be surrounded by economists. Because here’s the thing. They might be in paradise, but economists will still be talking about economics. They can’t help themselves, poor things.

Economists tell each other hilarious inside jokes about the money supply.

But when the Hub mentioned the conference on Ischia, an island off Italy’s Amalfi Coast, I hesitated. When he showed me pictures of the flower bedecked pools and charming old world villages, I wavered. And then—because he has no shame and has known me for over forty years—he sweetened the deal. (Sadly, he did NOT try to claim Daniel Craig would be in the next room. I’ve known the Hub over forty years as well.)

HUB: “Did I mention we’ll be in Naples? Where pizza was invented and achieved its most perfect form?”

ME: (Cursing his diabolical knowledge of my fatal weakness): “When do we leave?”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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2 Responses to Eat, Pray, Love—and the Money Supply… #travel #humor #Italy Part 1 ~ Barb Taub

  1. barbtaub says:

    Thank you so much for the very flattering reblog!


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