Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This Would Have Been A Funnier Story If They Had Called Someone Else at 5 Something In The Morning

The Pineapple Parents left for vacation very early this morning. Lucky them -- well, except for the whole thing about the plane leaving at 6:30 in the morning. On the upside, there aren't that many people at the airport and there isn't any traffic. But I think these facts are severely outweighed by the fact that your plane leaves at 6:30 in the morning. Like other sane people I was sound asleep when my phone started ringing at 5 something this morning. At first I was confused by what that awful noise was. I was confused as to why my alarm was going off while it was still dark outside. When I figured out that my phone was ringing, I answered it. The Pineapple Mom was calling because they were at the airport without one of their bags. I wasn't all that suprised because I am related to them and that is exactly what I would do that early in the morning. Then she tells me that the bag is by the curb in front of their house! Not only did they schedule their vacation to start at some ungodly hour, but they picked this morning to try out for some sort of slap stick comedy show. So I drive over there (still in my pajamas because it is 5:30 in the morning) and there it is. A bag sitting in a bed of tulips. I take it to the airport and drop it off with these parting words to The Pineapple Dad: "This would have been a lot funnier if you had called someone else."


4 comments:

Jill said...

Oh, that was good of you! LOL! Of course you could have told them you would ship by bus. It probably would have gotten there before they did! Four stars for you today!

pineapple said...

Thanks! The Pineapple Parents checked in last night and they made it to Maine with all of their bags. Luckily for them, on their way home the plane doesn't leave until late afternoon. That would be a long trip for me if I had to go get their bags...

mad said...

OK, I need to know why. Why the suitcase was sitting in front of the house IN A BED OF TULIPS.

pineapple said...

I don't know. Maybe because they left at 5 in morning? I mean, who can really do anything that early?