Excess baggage on FML Friday

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Hey everyone! I just returned from a two month, 4000 km overland journey through Central America. Although I am beginning to reacclimatize to life in Edmonton, I still have travel on the brain.

Travel can bring about some of the best things life has to offer. We learn things about ourselves, tackle new cultural and culinary experiences, and get to see plenty of interesting things and people. Travel can also some times bring about some terrible (or terribly hilarious, depending on how you look about it) situations.

Here are a few folks who had a worse go of it than most.

Farewell fish

Today, I came home after having traveled abroad for the last two months. Before I left, I’d asked my dad to take care of my fish, and he promised they’d be safe with him. I found them all decomposing. FML

Umm, did you even ask your fish if they wanted to come along for the trip? That sounds pretty selfish to me. Fish need vacations too, you know. Have you ever tried breathing underwater? That’s hard work. Your fish probably died of a broken, lonely heart. Don’t blame your dad. YOU killed the fish. You and your inconsiderate choices.

Feline foibles

Today, while traveling with my cat, I had a mini-freakout when I realized that I left his favorite toy in the hotel room. I’m a 30-year-old man. FML

Don’t worry too much about the toy. If it helps, I know where you can find some fish for your cat to play with.

Traveling with your best friend can be hard. Maybe if your cat was more careful with his belongings and didn’t leave stuff all over the hotel room, you wouldn’t have this problem on your hands. In all reality though, your cat is probably a better roommate than some of the girls I had to share rooms with on my last trip. He probably doesn’t stay out all night drinking then come back to cry-puke in the shower.

Frisky Business

Today, I was standing at airport security. One of the bag inspectors asked me to remove my travel pouch, pointing to the lump under my shirt. I didn’t know how to tell him that it was just one of my fat rolls. FML

You know, these TSA regulations are really getting out of hand. It seems like every time you get to the airport, there’s something new you can’t bring with you on the plane. If they had’ve told this poor guy beforehand, I’m sure he would have checked his fat rolls with his luggage. I wonder if fat rolls are subject to an additional baggage fee. I wouldn’t put it past them.

Image by Krissy Mayhew on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License.

One Response to “Excess baggage on FML Friday”

  1. Jon Lai
    March 8, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    The word selfish as a good pun in the first commentary