Ready to Crash!
Is It What You Say? Or How You Say it?
Some stories are funny only in retrospect, like the one about the “mad bomber.” A man on a plane (our Donald, again!–see an earlier posting) just prior to takeoff said something to the passenger seated next to him about being “ready to crash” in the sense that he was tired and ready for sleep.
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Crapper!
The Airplane Loo: A Room with No View!
There was once was a man named Donald who was using an airplane restroom, seated on the john, but who FORGOT to lock the door!
A VERY large buxom woman, presumably from an Eastern European country, now proceeded to open the door and back her way into the restroom–the only way she figured she could–in order to be able to use the commode–for it would have been exceedingly difficult for her to negotiate turning around in order to do so.
Continue reading Humor at a Cost: Urban Travel Myths?
Just Doing the “Right Thing”
An American couple and their child were driving in a Eurasian country when a little girl darted out in front of their vehicle. She was hit, but not seriously hurt. To do the “right thing,” the American man drove the little girl to a doctor in a neighboring village. To “show good faith,” he left his wife and child behind. He later returned to find that they’d been hanged by villagers who’d grossly misunderstood what happened.
Continue reading A Chilling Trilogy: Just Plain Bad Luck!
Mayhem on the Metro*
Madrid, Spain, 1995
Reprinted from‚ Travel Tales Monthly, Issue No.1, JUL 2014
Sketch by Ted Keller
“I was riding the Madrid metro, standing in the center part of the car. I was loaded down with an attache case, a backpack, rolled up posters I had stuff in my hands and in all my pockets. I was, shall we say, oblivious. In sum, I was a mess! an accident ready to happen a perfect victim in waiting!”
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WANTED / REWARD!
Got Any Great Travel Stories for this Series?
I’ll reward you with a gift copy of any ebook(s) your stories appear in. And I’ll credit you for your contribution.
Or to protect the guilty, the innocent, or the embarrassed, I’ll keep you anonymous if you like!
If so, please leave a reply below. And I’ll contact as soon as I can.
“Thanks to Michael Brein . . . to be the pioneer of this field “
–Shawn K. 07.18.2013
TRAVEL STORY THEMES!
People ask, “What kinds of stories are you looking for?”
Here’s a couple hundred subjects and themes that I’ve interviewed just about 1,750 world travelers and adventurers about over the last four decades. Might I have missed something?
Scan the list, and I’m sure story ideas will jump out at you. The funny thing is, that once we’re doing an interview, you’ll be surprised at what comes to the surface!
Continue reading What Kinds of Stories?