By Wyatt Earp | August 28, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, set your faces to “stunned.”
STOCKHOLM – An elderly woman misunderstood instructions while checking in at Sweden’s main airport and was whisked down a baggage shoot after she placed herself instead of her luggage on the belt, media reported Wednesday.
How the Hell could this woman misunderstand the instructions so badly that she would lie down on the baggage belt? And what idiot allowed her to do that without saying, “Um, ma’am, you might want to get up before you get sucked into the luggage area.”
The 78-year-old woman, who was not named, was preparing to fly from Stockholm’s Arlanda airport to Germany on Tuesday when she lay down on an unmanned baggage belt in the belief she was following check-in instructions, the Upsala Nya Tidning local daily reported on its website. (H/T – )
Okay, this is the funniest story I have ever read. Thankfully, the woman was not injured in the “mishap.” If nothing else, Sweden’s national IQ got a little higher when this woman left the country.