I continue to be amused by the differences between Maui and Silicon Valley. Here are a few funnies I’ve observed.
Every morning on the news, they end with “Only x days until Friday”.
On Friday’s, you can not turn the radio on without hearing the song “It’s Aloha Friday“. It’s one of those tunes that sticks in your head. It’s Aloha Friday, no work till Monday. Doo be doo, doo doo be, doo be doo be doo be doo! The song is one of those where people change the lyrics of the versus to meet their own circumstances.
I have not noticed that more people wear aloha shirts on Fridays which is how “Aloha Friday” first started back in the 1940’s. Maybe you’d see it in Honolulu but here on Maui, people wear Aloha shirts every day. One note on that though — there are vacation Aloha shirts and local Aloha shirts. Vacation Aloha shirts are characterized by those that would only be bought and worn by someone who had no intent to wear them except to drink Mai Tai’s on the beach in Hawaii (kind of like the bridesmaid’s dress that you would NEVER wear again). Think Fuschia pink with 15″ palm trees and pineapples.
There was a good one in the Police Scanner report this week. 11:45 Little Beach Stung by jellyfish, a nude 45-year-old male breaking out in hives and is going into shock. Medics climb over Makena hill to go get him. I advise anyone visiting Hawaii and going to a beach to check the jellyfish report. We only have jellyfish 1-2 days a month as determined by the lunar calendar – 8 days after full moon. Advice is especially true of those wanting to visit a nude beach!
Ok, this one isn’t Mauism, but still made me chuckle. I’ve been taking DBM’s classes on entrepenuership and retirement. The retirement class talks a lot about 2nd careers so it has been interesting. They categorize retirement success in 6 areas and one of them is Life Meaning. They had an exercise called “It may be time to move on.” Ok, what would you think? My reaction was that this was a Dr. Kevorkian test!