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#301018 - 09/28/08 12:24 AM Seemed like a good idea
pugwash Offline
I had a near death experience last week when returning to the US

At the duty free shop at Goldson I saw Belikin Premium and of course without any hesitation, asked how much I could bring back?

When I was informed that in addition to a liter of rum, I could also bring a case of premium, my somewhat alcohol influenced brain agreed that this was in fact a good idea without further analytical thought.

When I was handed the case, complete with a Scotch tape handle that could easily have served double duty as a cheese wire, and headed out across the tarmac to the plane, the first stirrings of doubt were surfacing.

As I deplaned at Houston, with a 35lb computer bag full of not only my laptop but also every electrical gadget I own , plus all of my house purchase paperwork on one shoulder and the aforementioned case of Belikin in one hand and my Rum in the other, I began to realize just how far the walk through immigration was going to be: a well balanced 10,000 calorie a day diet is fine for a Tour De France cyclist, but 10,000 calories divided between Beer, Rice, Tortillas and Macaroni and Cheese is perhaps not the best regimen for a middle aged fat guy training for a cross airport dash.

Pretty soon I was resting at each First Aid station, as that seemed to be wise, and when my heart rate slowed to normal, I would make a break for the next Defibrillator.

Suffice to say that when I finally reached baggage claim, the looks I received from both jealous men and admiring women had me planning ahead to the next trip where I would have an empty carry on with wheels and several bungee cords ready as I hit Belize International.

Of course, when I got home and drank one, and then compared it to a Texas brewed Shiner Bock, I realized that I will probably never again bother with such a ridiculous waste of energy smile
It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......

#301022 - 09/28/08 01:31 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: pugwash]
wade the gringo Offline
stick with the rum.
"But WHY's the rum gone?


#301023 - 09/28/08 01:55 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: wade the gringo]
Shopgirl Offline
or used the airport wheelchairs.
"All people smile in the same language"

#301052 - 09/28/08 11:08 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: pugwash]
azbob Offline
It never tastes the same and it's not the water! It has to be the latitude and a total physiological escape from daily obligations and frustrations. Iíve experienced these several times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me: damn, this tasted so good while I was in _______________ (fill in the blank).
"Hold on Tight To Your Dreams" ELO

#301054 - 09/28/08 11:15 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: azbob]
Otteralum Offline
nonsense! pug, if you hadn't made it, you would have martyred and endured yourself to me. I would have built a pug shrine memorializing your sacrifice for all that is good and pure. God bless you!
I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.

#301055 - 09/28/08 11:20 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: Otteralum]
klcman Offline
endured or enured wink

I still like the wheelchair scenario smile

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#301058 - 09/28/08 11:29 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: klcman]
pugwash Offline
Wheelchair use is for the elderly or infirm, and not for able bodied idiots: therefor it would have been inappropriate for me to even consider, although I did look longingly at an empty and unused one.

I was not a "victim", just over enthusiastic with my purchase!

I had to suffer the consequences of my own actions....what a concept smile
It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......

#301059 - 09/28/08 11:39 AM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: pugwash]
klcman Offline
I wasn't advocating that you "should" have utilized the wheelchair (witnesssed way too many inappropriate uses), I just have this funny visual. smile smile smile

Careful with that new concept..........!

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But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

#301106 - 09/28/08 07:10 PM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: klcman]
sunandsand Offline
Pug, you never fail to crack me up...I can picture you lugging the beer, and all the while grumbling and vowing to never do it again....but, I admire your tenacity. I have packed Belikins in the suitcase, only to have beer soaked undies when I arrived home....so much for trying to bring a little SP home with me.
At what age is it determined I am old enough to know better?

#301799 - 10/01/08 02:10 PM Re: Seemed like a good idea [Re: sunandsand]
pugwash Offline
mmmmmmm Beer soaked undies.....

Where were all the women like you before Mrs Pug came along smile
It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......


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