We are having a great time in Rome, but would really like to be able to leave when we are finished. Our sweet little hotel has already received 14 cancellations this week and I didn't think there were even 14 rooms here. Without guests, who is going to eat all those cornetti every morning?
We have five days until we leave, and there isn't enough X@n@x in the world that will make me feel at ease enough to get on an ashcloud-bound plane, so can you please calm your volcano down so that people—people like us, for example— can get home to their loved ones?
You win at world domination, at least for the foreseeable future. Point taken.
P.S. Photos of delicious food and cute little girls standing in front of old stuff resume tomorrow.
photo from Huffington Post