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I once found myself thrown off a flight in Honolulu, trying to get home to Toronto from Australia (long story), and had a day to kill while I waited for another flight. So I decided to rent a motorcycle from a local rental store and go look at the island. I was 20 years old and didn’t have a credit card, and when I told the store my Hawaiian address was “Terminal One,” they weren’t impressed. I bought a pair of sunglasses for $20, so they left me with $10 for gas and $10 for lunch, and held onto the few hundred dollars I had in cash as a deposit on the bike. In hindsight, they were doing me a favour, but it didn’t seem that way at the time. Before this, I had never, ever ridden without All The Gear, but this was my only opportunity to ride in Hawaii on a motorcycle, so I settled my shorts into the stepped seat, put on the sunglasses, ran my fingers through my hair and set off into Honolulu. At the very first lane change, I glanced over my shoulder to check the way was clear and the sunglasses blew off; I watched a car following behind crunch over them. I had to go back to the store and buy another, cheaper pair with my lunch money. [...]

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