We were in the cab riding back to the airport on Maui. We had fifteen hours of flight time before we would return to cold wet Washington. "So," I asked the cabdriver, "how many times a day do you hear some tourist say ‘I never want to leave!’"
"I am sick," he said, "of people saying this is paradise. We have all the major problems of a big city. People commit suicide here, they have drug problems, they get into fights and shoot each other. Just the same as any other city."
He didn’t actually quote Buckaroo Banzai when he said it, but he might as well have said the famous line, "Wherever you go, there you are."**