We’re glad that you’re here, but we can’t always bring our own lives to a stop for you…
When I lived in Fort Lauderdale during the 90’s and 2000’s, friends who came to visit would inevitably ask “Where’s your tan?”. Well, I probably would have been golden bronze if I wasn’t doing stupid things like working six-day weeks…and using the seventh to clean, do laundry, buy groceries and take a well-deserved nap.
People tend to forget that those who live in tourist destinations aren’t on a perpetual vacation. We cook, sleep, shop, watch TV and go to church like everyone else. Why anyone would find that surprising has always been peculiar to me.
Another common misconception is that tourist-town locals are eagerly awaiting for their friends and family to visit so they can drop what they’re doing to entertain you. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way.
Your vacation time is yours, not ours. We want you to visit, see everything there is to see, and spend lots of money to boost our economy. But no, we can’t automatically set our own responsibilities aside because you’re headed our way. Don’t assume that we can, or that we even want to. We might want to spend our valuable free time doing something else. So don’t be offended if we say “Sorry, I’m busy”.
Here is a list of ten frustrating things that Las Vegas residents face on a regular basis. Please keep them in mind if you know somebody who lives here. Be kind, be considerate, and you’ll likely get that in return: