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Swedish Woman Goes Down Baggage Chute

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.

Topics: Snarkasm | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Swedish Woman Goes Down Baggage Chute”

  1. Jeffro Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    You probably wouldn’t want her to set your VCR either.

  2. RT Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Don’t let her near the trash compactor or garbage disposal, either.

    Hey, I thought only Americans were dumb? What’s this world coming to?

  3. Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Cosmo Cramer looking for Sal Bass.

  4. Jason Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    In this country the airline would be embroiled in a silky pony style lawsuit (John Edwards) that would destroy the livelihoods of several executives of “big airlines”.

    We share the planet with some truly disconnected intellects. Read this story and still wonder why people vote for (or listen to) speeches given by John sKerry and you may find yourself staring up at the ceiling while the luggage belt sucks you into the bowels of the terminal.

  5. USA_Admiral Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    It makes you really look forward to when they will call you and I elderly someday doesn’t it.

  6. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Why am I thinking of the Airplane movies right now?

  7. Deanna Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    You think that is funny, but my mother in law could have done that! Not kidding! Last week she came home and told us about this new parking space she found at Wal-Mart. It is covered and has bars to protect people from banging your car and everything. After talking to her for a few minutes we told her, “You parked in the buggy collection area!!!”

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Jeffro – No, probably not.

    RT – Apparently, this woman takes her directions very seriously.

    Randal – “It’s like a sauna in here!”

    Jason – Maybe that’s it. The woman was a former Kerry supporter and couldn’t take it anymore. Heh. Oh, I am enjoying the cigars this week, as the family is down the shore. They’re top-notch, thanks again!

    Admiral – I am comforted in the fact that at 39, I still do stupid things every minute of every day.

    Doghouse – Don’t call me Shirley.

    Deanna – Oh, good grief! Well, at least the bird poo couldn’t get to her!