"The Tech Rep" by James Michener; continued Third, practically every tech rep I have known has had trouble with women. He loves them...invariably he loves them in a tough, manly Sort of way. But he cannot live with them. They baffle him, confuse him, tear him to Shreds with their feminine inconsistencies. If you had Summoned one hundred tech reps to a convention in Bombay, you would find that at least eighty of them were divorced, some more than once. But in the bars, when the convention meeting was over, you would not find them complaining about their former wives. They would speak most often from deep confusion: I don't know what happened. She couldn't stand life away from home I guess. You would hear no recriminations: After all, I was scheduled to be in Formosa for seventeen months. There was no place for her, so I left her in Amarillo and never saw her again. But you would hear some hilarious stories: I met this cute chick in Kowloon and set her up in a millinery shop in Hong Kong. A business partnership. I put twelve thousand dollars into the deal, and I had been in Hokkaido for exactly two months, when she sold the place and ran off with the twelve thousand...and a newspaper man from the Chicago Tribune.
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