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"I've just about had it with these corporate retreats."
Tags:desert, deserts, hot sun, sun, beating sun, waste, wasteland, wastes, dune, dunes, sand, sands, mirage, mirages, retreat, retreats, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, working world, work life, working life, work life balance, buried, buried up tot he neck, neck deep, corporate, corporation, corporations, travelling, desperate, desperation, enough, enough is enough
"Is it just the merciless sun playing havoc with a man's senses?"
Tags:illusion, illusions, optical illusion, optical illusions, visual illusion, visual illusions, mirage, mirages, trick of the light, trick of the light, big question, big questions, important question, important questions, desert, deserts, lost in the desert, stranded, abandoned, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, müller-lyer illusion, the müller-lyer illusion, hallucination, hallucinations
'Ok...one of us is having the mother of all hallucinations...'
Last mirage for the next 20 miles.
"Oh, love handles! We haven't had those in a while."
Tags:desert, deserts, sand, sand dunes, mirage, wasteland, lost, getting lost, cactus, cactuses, cacti, wilderness, vulture, vultures, carrion, bird, diet, diets, dieting, chub, chubby, heavy set, fat, fatter, fatness, love handles, love handle, spare tire, ironic, dark humour, dark humor, black humor, black humour, gallows humor, gallows humor, dead, death, crawl, crawling, cuisine, cuisines, exotic food, exotic foods, variety, variation, variations
"Why isn't it O.K. for us to have different mirages?"
Tags:argument, arguments, spat, spats, fight, fights, fighting, pick a fight, picks a fight, picking a fight, couple, couples, married couple, married couples, marriage, row, rows, rowing, fall out, falls out, falling out, argue, argues, arguing, disagreement, disagreements, disagreeing, desert, deserts, survive, survives, survival, mirage, mirages, hallucinate, hallucinates, hallucination, bicker, bickers, bickering, marital problem, marital problems
Dog in the desert trying to reach a toilet.
Man crawling toward an oasis sees a sign reading "Mirage closed for private event".
Tags:desert, deserts, traveler, travelers, traveller, travellers, crawling, thirsty, starving, dying, oasis, mirage, mirages, club, clubs, restaurant, restaurants, bar, bars, pub, pubs, private club, private clubs, exclusive, event, events, private event, private events, closed off, closed to the public, closed, unavailable, bad day, unlucky, bad luck
'It must be a mirage.'
A doorman hails a taxing for a starving man in the desert.
Tags:desert, deserts, starve, starves, starving, starvation, doorman, doormen, door man, door men, mirage, mirages, servant, servants, entitled, entitlement, entitlements, crawl, crawls, crawling, desert road, desert roads, hail a cab, hails a cab, hailing a cab, cab, cabs, cabby, cabbies, taxi, taxis, taxicab, taxicabs
Tags:desert, deserts, hot sun, sun, beating sun, waste, wasteland, wastes, dune, dunes, sand, sands, mirage, mirages, imagine, imagined, muscle memory, routine, routines, routinely, the usual, eats, food stall, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, customer, customers, loyal, loyalty, loyal customer, loyal customers, food blog, food blogger, food bloggers, desperate, desperation
Just add water.
Camel rider sees sign stating: The Next Mirage 16 miles.
Tags:modern life, modern world, modernity, politics, political, desert, stranded, stranding, irony, changing world, changing culture, dystopia, dystopian, absurd, sarcasm, sarcastic, wealth, wealthy, wealthier, conspiracy, powerful, power, power grab, mirage, mirages, consumerism, consumers, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, late stage capitalism, third wave, late stage, political criticism, criticism, critical, critic
"With our luck, it's probably not a mirage."
"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
Tags:pessimist, pessimism, pessimists, pessimistic, half full, half, full, half empty, empty, desert, deserts, lost, wilderness, wasteland, desert, deserts, cactus, neet, quit, quits, quitter, quitting, give up, giving, up, giving up, determined, determination, mirage, ignorant, ignorance, ignored, ignoring, perfectionists, perfectionist
Next Mirage 5 Miles
'That's no mirage, that's an olive garden. . . Let's turn around.'
"Well Capitaine, reason tells us that it's probably a mirage, but can we really afford to take the chance that it's not?"
"Don't panic but I'm not a mirage."
"Hey, how deep do you think that pool is?"
Tags:desert, deserts, dehydration, pools, swimming pool, swimming pools, mirage, mirages, hallucination, hallucinations, hallucinating, hallucinated, lost, dehydrated, pool, sun, hot, delusional, stranded, water, swimming, cactus, crazy, insane, broiling, mental health, mental state, diving board, diving boards
Life in a food desert.