I did a "no no" today. I broke the cardinal rule of not leaving the house without my camera. We had just driven off from the in-laws house when I spoke up and announced that I had forgotten my purse. David graciously volunteered to turn the car around so that I could retrieve it, but I decided that I wouldn't need it. He said, "but that means you don't have your camera" to which I replied, "no biggie, it's not like we are going to have a camel siting". About ten minutes into our drive, I kid you not, David proclaims that there are some camels up on the hill. I'm thinking, cute, Dave. I swear to you, there were three camels enclosed in a fenced in area at someone's home. I wanted to pull my hair out for not heeding Karl Malden's* words of wisdom that he pounded into my head for years. An only in Doha moment observed in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee with no camera in sight. Who would have thunk it?
*spokesman for American Express whose slogan was "Don't leave home without it".