However, because this was hang-loose Hawaii, I was reassured by a laid-back employee that everything would work out, and there was really nothing I could do but relax into the experience. We were informed that someone would pick us up the following morning and take us to the mules ride, and the car rental company arranged and paid for a cab to take us to our condo so that we could check in.

I’d like to share the Hawaii-based short story, despite the fact that I have numerous other travel-related short stories. When I arrived on the remote Hawaiian island of Molokai, I was informed, “We have a wedding and two funerals on the island, and so we have run out of cars.” I will never forget that moment. The statement had a lighthearted undertone because it was made around the same time as a well-known movie with a similar title.