Richie and Dorrie’s Incredible Barbados Passport Debacle [AUDIO] [GALLERY]
Has something ever happened to you on vacation that would have beena total disaster if not for fast thinking strangers? Let me try to explain our tale of woe in rhyme. (This is how I humor myself in times of despair)
Here is the story in rhyme. The lyrics are included below if you'd like to follow.
We took a hiatus and went to Barbados
With good friends Kelly and Glenn
With their parents and kids- here's one thing we did
We went sailing on a catamaran
We sat on the bow. The scenery- WOW- enjoying our share of rum punch
Excitement ensued and it also included a nice complementary lunch
Outside of each other all that we had was my favorite camera and pretty beach bag,
Then all of a sudden. We said "oh brother The wind blew something right into de water!"
What could be missing? What could be gone?
Ahh, only the bag, not my Nikon
What is in there? Lets think for a minute
Til Dorrie screamed Dorrie: " Our passports are in it!!!"
We yelled to the shipmates. What do we do?
I screamed out every profane word i knew
El Capitan then did something profound
Adjusted the sails and the boat turned around
"It's gone its gone!!
The thing must have sunk"
Oh no its still floating. Who woulda thunk?
The crew grabbed a pole and dragged the thing in
And here's where the true excitement begins
Kelly snagged the thing
Looked all around
On the deck she then turned the bag upside down
First a gallon of water - oh my stomach felt rotten
The passports were in there- stuck to the bottom (actually the top because it's upside down)
A tear formed suddenly in my right eye
They were in a ziplock bag and totally dry
The passengers cheered- dilemma is done
We then filled our glasses with no punch- just rum
Though my favorite beach towel unfortunately
That's still at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea
That's what happened to Dorrie and me
(Anything bad like this ever happen to you, mon?)