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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? - Pages 167 - 213 Summary & Analysis

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In "Travel Is so Broadening I Bought a Maternity Dress to Wear Home," Bombeck says that she and her husband, in her decision to go on vacation where everyone has not seen her two dresses, decide to go to Europe. Her first preparation is shopping for clothes and she finds some ensembles that will transform into an array of outfits by rearranging the few pieces of clothing, going so far as to show how a halter top can be changed into a girdle. The sales lady tells Bombeck that the clothes weigh eight pounds and the necessary deodorant to keep them fresh weighs thirty-six additional pounds. Bombeck says the tour packages, which are much less expensive than traditional travel, are available because the providers save so much money on the "continental breakfasts" they offer. She says these include "hard rolls" that stick to...

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