None of the bike shops in town rent bicycles. A male professor was willing to loan me his bike, but thanks to arthritis, I can't get my leg up and over a man-style bicycle. Next thing I knew, I received an email from the folks who schedule the chancellor's wife. First, they assured me that the hotel they are putting us in has a swimming pool and a small gym. Then they told me the chancellor's wife would like to show me some of the local parks. That's very sweet of her. I love parks. I'd prefer biking around them to walking. And this kind of meeting seems worse than a blind date for teenagers. It's easy for me to shock or offend people. I don't want that to influence my husband's career.
Then again, at his last job change, he had me meet his potential department chair. The man was a renouned womanizer. I'm glad I know how to turn that sort of person off quickly. And he still wanted my husband to be in his department.