Thursday, April 17, 2008

i've spent the day writing "insider travel tips" about obscure resorts in the united arab emirates.

while editorial stuff like this is a nice change of pace from the usual drudgery (designing nomenclature schemas! naming buttons!) i still have to bitch.

because coming up with tidbits about local attractions that don't involve anything that would offend the readership is HARD!

write about a BBQ restaurant? nope. PIG IS DIRTY. waterpark? uh huh. bathing suits are for WHORES!

so far i've come up with a variety of neutral tips like this one:

tip #5: LOOK AT SAND.
tip #22: USE A CHAIR FOR SITTING.
tip #37: STAY IN YOUR ROOM AND PLAY WITH THE IRONING BOARD!


it's not the location of the resorts so much as the stipulations of the client. i'd have the same prob if the resorts were in fresno. it's just harder b/c at least fresno i could write about the mall or something. these places are just sand and bibley monuments (another no-no).

3 comments:

mintzworks said...

God Bless you for the Fresno shout-out!

You could just write about me, and people would flock...away.

Sabina said...

Not that it isn't one of the freaking scariest places on the planet, but Dubai (the capital of the UAE) is basically just one big mall, or Disney World without the rides. Just make something up about shopping for luxury goods and playing golf.

Anonymous said...

I guess peace is off limits too?