The other day I was telling a friend of mine about a bus trip I took 20 years ago to Montreal. She asked what I remembered most, my answer was, stepping off the bus and vomiting all over the sidewalk. The whole chorus and band saw me throw up and kept walking around me. Luckily a friend of mine held my hair. She couldn't help but laugh at the visual I had painted for her. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced those terrible embarrassing getting sick moments that turned out to be rather amusing after the fact?
Mine is from more than 20 years, but still laughing. I was with bicycle in the Netherlands, and there was/is a rule that you always get a place from camping area with bicycle. I arrived late a small town, the owner told that the area is full but he arranged the last place from the site. I build my small green tent under a tree (I don't recall the species) and when I woke up the tent was BLACK! It was covereed with millions of black worms dropped from the tree! Nice start to the day, after years I every now and then found those hidden surprises from tent seams!
Years ago hubby and I won an all-expenses paid trip to a wonderfully romantic and exclusive hotel in Seville. We spent 3 magical days there, and on the way back I was struck-down with an awful flu. I felt like I was going to... well, or at least *wanted to*, die... We had a 7-hour stop over at Madrid airport, from about midnight until early morning... I don't know if it's different these days, but back then there was NOTHING open at Madrid airport. We couldn't even find a vending machine, and airport staff were absolutely useless. So I remember lying with my head on my husband's lap, sobbing and whining and red and blotchy and all snotty... not one of my proudest moments.
Hahaha, yep, we had one of those sick moments in Italy. After the 6 of us enjoyed a nice lunch in Arrezzo, Ziv and I had Calzzoni, we drove south to Saturnia (natural hot springs)..on our return a few hours later, on the winding roads thereabouts, myself and Ziv got very sick, having to stop and "expel" some of that Calzzoni. Directly into a vineyard....we tell everyone NOT to purchase the 2010 vintage from Italy ^O^ When we returned home, a friend asked "how was your trip", the other 4 intrepid travelers who had not been sick answered this question by bending over, putting a finger in their mouth, sticking their tounges out and making throwing up sounds... Now there is grateful for you !!! Martin
I am stuck on the worms, what they heck were they and I think I would have freaked out myself.
I feel for ya Jess, got caught in Puerto Rico without my migraine medicine and of course had a migraine from heck.
oh my goodness martin, you must have been so embarrassed. well at least your friends had a good sense of humor about it.
This is not aout me but about one of my clients just last week: I was on aplane from Singapore to Copenhagenw ith 32 tourists that i was guiding and one old lady had an injured leg and was hardly eble to walk. At night while we were flying over the engal she needed the toilet really badly, but was not able to get out of her seat because of her injury, and before she was able to call assistance she pooped all over her white pants, her seat and the floor. I must say that i really admire how the singapore Airline cabin crew hekped and assisted her so she caused minimal embarrasment.
That poor lady. She must have been so embarrassed.
No, not embarrassed at all, that is the thing about traveling with good friends, they can make fun of you all day and it does not hurt, you just grin and bear it...of course you wait for "revenge" also ^O^ The term Calzzoni has gone into our private lexicon as a password meaning bad food. (Still like Calzzoni though). Martin