Wednesday, May 31, 2017

High Flying Fun, the answer

This weeks Truth or Fiction challenge speaks to two trips we have taken in the past.

Everyone was pretty well split down the middle with both numbers one and two for your answers, you all continue to impress me with your reasoning and explanations for your answers, and I am honored to have each of you involved, so here is the breakdown explaining this weeks answer.

Number one was a trip we took to South Carolina in 2014, Cindy was very nervous about cleanliness and she does absolutely panic when someone is coughing near her, she did wipe down our seats, trays, and the seatbacks in front of us before she sat down, I am sure people were pushing past her and she did aggravate a lot of folks, but this one is True.

Cindy did in fact clean our area with Clorox wipes and panicked to the point of pulling her shirt collar up to cover her face when the lady behind us took a coughing spell.

Number two was a trip we took to California about sixteen years ago, Cindy and I were both smokers then, Cindy bought her smokes at a tobacco store and they always gave her a disposable lighter or two every time she came in,   She evidently hadn't cleaned out her purse before we left, but airport security did.

Fifteen lighters were confiscated and a sarcastic remark about dumping the duffel bag due to insulin needles got it dumped also, I have never witnessed this before or since and did think it strange then, but they were giving her lighters away to passengers and I was given two of them.

And yes believe it or not fifteen is the actual number, we still laugh about that now, even Cindy has a hard time believing she had that many.

Cindy and I have both given up smoking, around twelve years for me and approximately eight for Cindy, so our next air trip will definitely be lighter free..

Number three was this weeks completely made up story, we did fly into Greenville/Spartanburg and did rent from Alamo who treated us very well, we were in and out in a Dodge sedan, the clerk was very professional and didn't work on any machinery or lose our keys, there was never a Kia Soul or a Chevy Captiva involved.

Our involvement with Alamo was a pleasant experience, and the story I told about them was completely False.

This appears to be another example of Truth being stranger than fiction, and I am surprised that I stumped everyone this week, I didn't see that one coming.

Rather than have an empty True Winners section, I think it's fair to let last week's winners ride for one more week.

What have you found in your purse or a coat pocket that you didn't know was there?

22 comments:

  1. I just cleaned out my purse to repack for a date trip and I found an ID tag I thought I had lost.

    Wow, I still can't believe Cindy would have 15 lighters in her purse! Can you imagine what would happen in this day and age if she tried to get on an airplane with those now?

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    1. Oh Lordy Jean I shudder to think what would happen now, we have to fly out next month for our sons wedding, I'm hoping our flight will be uneventful.

      It's always good to find a lost item like this.

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  2. Well, "I'll be blowed." as my grandpa would have said. Whooodathunkit.

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    1. Good morning Delores, sayings from grandparents like this always bring back a lot of good memories.

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  3. Heehee, at least I wasn't alone!

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    1. Hello Valerie, that is a true statement, everyone was pretty much on the same track.

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  4. I'll probably never guess right. Oh well. Flying is not a fun experience anymore. I do it now and then, but it's not my first choice in travel.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Hi Sandee, flying has become so difficult it seems, I prefer it only if you have a short time to spend, but really like traveling by car when time allows.

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    1. Hey Abby, this is a first I was really surprised.

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  6. Lol, you had us fooled! I totally thought Cindy wanted to ride in the hamster car!

    I once found a necklace I thought was long gone in a zippered pocket in my summer purse.

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    1. Hey Bijoux, no hamster car this time ha ha

      I bet that felt good with your necklace turning up, its nice to get a surprise like this.

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  7. You are too good at this but I'm at least glad I am in good company. I don't feel badly at all now that no one guessed correctly.

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    1. Hi Patti, I have a feeling this was just a fluke ha ha.,next week you all just may be on top.

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  8. WooHoo! I'm 0 for 2 so far!

    I found a packet of ketchup in my coat pocket at the bowling alley. I was watching my kids when they were young, in their Saturday youth league. I had my coat draped on the back of my chair, and when I moved the chair over and sat down, the chair leg landed on the coat, and the keys in my pocket punctured the ketchup, which my youngest son had put in there the week before. It's not easy to get ketchup out of the flannel lining of a pocket in a suede coat. But thank goodness I didn't have 15 lighters in there!

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    1. Hey Val, I bet that ketchup did make a mess in there, and all over the keys too, did your son store ketchup in a different location from then on?

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  9. I once found a $100 bill in the pocket of shorts I hadn't worn for a year!!

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    1. Hi Fran, now that is something else, it's a good thing you decided to wear them again.

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  10. Something I found in a coat pocket? $50.
    Years ago we took a trip interstate to show off the babies to their grandparents and had car trouble on the way, so when we arrived I put $50 away in my inside coat pocket in case we needed it on the way home again. We didn't and I forgot about the $50 and didn't find it until the next winter when I wore that coat again.

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    1. Hi River, car trouble on the road is bad enough but compounds your worries when you have little ones along, finding that $50 probably made you smile wondering how you could have forgotten it, it's a good thing you decided to wear that coat.

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  11. I'm glad I didn't attempt to guess it as I would have been wrong too. 15 lighters? As someone who has never smoked that's a hell of a lot of lighters!

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    1. That is exactly what I thought too Joey, she is known to just drop items into the bottom of her purse, if I were to dump it out now there would most likely be a small fortune in change along with several tubes of chap stick and no telling what else.

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