Friday, August 15, 2008

There's something vibrating in my luggage! FRIDAY FOTO FINISH FIESTA!

I have to tell you today of a funny story...or something I find funny, but not everyone has my humor!

We were on our way back from London..(.if you haven't been here before you can just scroll down and see my recent adventures across seas)...and we were at the JFK airport.

First off, we were stuck on the Tarmac for 20 minutes because they didn't have a parking space for our airplane when we landed. Then they decided to transport us to the gate by a "passenger bus"...never heard of it before that day...but we unloaded from the back of the plane and this "bus" for lack of a better word drove us to a gate where we unloaded into the JFK airport.

We then were corralled into a line, extremely SLOW line, because the escalator stairs to customs was broken and they could only allow a certain amount of people to walk down them at a time for safety...blah blah sucked!

So after about a 1/2 hour we get down the broken escalator stairs to see a LONG, (I'm not talking Disneyland spring break LONG line...I'm talking WORSE) await our allowance back into the United States.

I sighed and slumped my shoulders to wait.

Then a lady yelled at us speaking extremely fast...(I think she was speaking English with a light Latino accent but I couldn't quite understand her). My husband did and he said with some excitement, "Oh! Those people already U.S. Citizens get to go in this other line"...I looked over to see a VERY SHORT line...I jumped with joy and headed over to that line.

(I don't blame all those non U.S. Citizens for trying to vacation in the United States...heck they get double for their money...I would do the same thing if I were them! At least Europeans do...)

We get through that line and walk into the next room to hit ANOTHER line. This line was for those who missed their connecting flights or who didn't have a boarding pass to get them on their next flight.

That would be us...Dang!

So I'm standing there with my hands on my checked luggage...waiting, waiting, waiting...when I feel a vibration. I didn't think much of it at first...assumed it was the building or something...I don't know!

Then I just casually turn to Mountain Sport Man and say, "Do you feel that vibration?"

MSM: "No."

Me: Look at him weird, "What? How can you not feel that! The ground's vibrating".

: Pauses for a sec to feel something then says, "No it's not".

Me: "Seriously? You can't feel that?" Then I feel my luggage...then I feel his luggage. No vibration. Then I feel my luggage again, the only CHECKED bag we had. Vibration. Then in somewhat a shaky, sort of laughing, kind of voice I say, "Ummm...hon, there is something vibrating in my luggage!"

MSM: He feels it. Then he looks at me. Then he goes to open the zipper!

Me: "Stop!...what are you doing?"

: "I'm checking out what's vibrating in your bag!" in a duh...stop the theatrics kind of voice.

Me: "Let's stop and think for a there anything we brought that would cause my luggage to vibrate? Because unless you are surprising me with a gift...we left that stuff at home! So I have NO idea what would be vibrating! This is the only piece of luggage that has been out of our sight at ALL..." then I whisper..."what if it's a bomb? Ticking down the minutes...maybe seconds...If you open it, it could set everything off!!!"

MSM: He think about that for only a mini-second...probably to humor me...then goes to unzip the bag. I look at him and mouth I LOVE YOU...just in case this was our last seconds together (okay I didn't, but that would have been funny right?)...He rummages around and gets into my Toiletry bag. Where he pulls out...


I start laughing so hard my tears are rolling down my cheeks...while my heart starts to calm down to a regular rhythm...then I say, "WOW...that razor has some power behind it!"
Then I give him this apologetic look and all was right again in the world.

(Besides the fact that we had to go through another security line and then were stuck out on the tarmac for take off for 4 and 1/2 hours because of a Ground Stop issued for weather).

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Shannon said...

Too funny! I like the part where you mouthed "I love you" ...LOL!!

Candid Carrie said...

I have the same dang shaver and now that I have it I don't see what the purpose is of the vibrating feature.

'splain this to me, Shelle.

Staci said...

Thats so awesome I love the facial! So I was just reminding you about the book party tomorrow from 10-12 at my parents house its gonna be good times!

Teri said...

Oh my, all I could think about was that scene from "Fight Club" where security is talking about "the" vibrator, not "your" vibrator. Sorry. hehe
Found you on Candid Carrie.

brooken'dus said...

Don't you love long lines!! So I guess I need to get one of those razors if it's really that powerful!!!
Thanks for my book!! I can't wait to read the others that I need to borrow from you! We won't be here this weekend so I'll come over next week! um k??

Therese said...

Too funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be back to yours!

Jen B. said...

Hysterical! Just the laugh I needed today! Although, I had no clue those razors were so powerful!!! LOL

Mamarazzi said...


Lori said...

Dude, they let you take a razor on an airplane? That's surprising.

I'm way out of it and not up on the new technology, but a vibrating razor blade just don't seem like a good idea to me. /:{

Debbie said...

Were you going to check the luggage again? I didn't think you could take a razor on a plane.

A very funny story though? LOL

Karen said...

A vibrating I think I'd be too scared to use it. I have so many nicks from my non-vibrating one!!!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

That story is hilarious! LOL!

Shelle said...

just so you all CAN take razors, liquids, gels and other things on your CHECKED luggage...just not on your carry on luggage! :)

AndBabyWillMake4 said...

Ah lovely JFK...the wait at that airport is always long. As my Hubby calls it, a clusterf*$k.

But you face is priceless!:D

Kelly said...

So funny!!

Jennifer said...

I've never heard of a vibrating razor! What purpose does it serve? I'm not sure "vibrating" and "razor" belong in the same sentance. It sounds dangerous! Really funny story though!

Anonymous said...

I have also never heard of a vibrating razor?

But that is hysterically funny!! And it must be pretty powerful!!!

Hippie Family... said...

wow... glad I'm not the only one!! we should never be in an air port together!!
how funny.. great story!

DeGraffenried's said...

Way too funny! Guess you needed something to help you get through those long lines!!

mrsb said...

I was scared of what was going to happen, I swear, lol

Anonymous said...

hmmm.....a Vibrating Razor???


watch out & don't be shaving your Bikini line for too might go Cross-eyed!!!

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MomMega said...

Oh how I have missed your stories. I am going to catch up on London right now!!

Kritta22 said...

You are sooo stinkin funny! Traveling with you would be a blast!

Smonkey Mama said...

OOOHHHH scary! A vibrating razor is not sounding like a good idea to me.
You crack me up seriously. The "left those at home..." comment got me. And people say I don't hold back! They don't know you!! :) But, I think they should!! ;) They would laugh til they peed their pants!!!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

That's pretty funny. I've never heard of a vibrating razor before. But for the bus/plane thing - oh yeah, that's very familiar. Frankfurt and Köln in Germany where we live and fly from always do the bus thing to the plane and back to the terminal. It stinks (often quite literally) and is a pain when you are schlepping two kids, a diaper bag, carseat and sometimes a stroller. Supposedly they do this because it helps reduce environmental emissions.
I think they are just cheap personally!

Mindy said...

So funny! I was totally thinking your hubby had a surprise that would be revealed too soon! haha Remember that commercial with the woman in the elevator??

So I need to come see you! If gas prices go down enough maybe I'll drive down for a day or something. Or come here for a GNO before April moves to Georgia!

Barbaloot said...

Gotta love the random vibrating things! I have a brush that vibrates and the customs people could not seem to figure it out! Hello-it has batteries and vibrates. Not rocket science people!

Jealous of your London adventures:)

Lisa said...

Okay that was hilarious. Very very funny! Thanks for sharing your good vibrations! LOL

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