We had an opportunity to
go on a holiday recently to join my brother-in-law, his wife and son at a
condo in Florida. This was going to be an action packed holiday
knowing my brother-in-law because he told me that there would be a
new adventure everyday with travelling here and there to see the sites
and enjoy the great weather. The good
thing too was that the condo was close to the airport and apparently
only a ten-minute ride away.
A Long Ten-Minute Ride
The first thing we noticed when we arrived and were picked up at
the airport at five o'clock in the afternoon was that my brother-in-law
is geographically challenged.
We finally arrived at the condo at eight-thirty - some ten-minute ride
that was and the rest of the holiday just got even better each day.
But, the absolutely funniest, stomach hurting laughing
event occurred on a warm afternoon at the heated condo pool.
You need to know my brother-in-law to partly appreciate this hilarious
event and what I will tell you is that he is a big man, over 6 feet tall and
carrying a bit of excess weight.
There weren't many people around the pool except for my brother-in-law,
his wife, son, and Catherine and I and a few older couples.
Catherine and I aren't really pool goers so we were sitting by the pool
with book in hand enjoying one of the few warm days that week.
My brother-in-law isn't one to sit around for long, so he decided to go for
a dip in the pool. Then, it struck me.
The evening before, we had all walked over to the little condo store to
replenish some milk and a few goodies when I had spotted a huge
blow up shark tied to a string hanging from the ceiling. This shark was
about eight feet long and approximately three feet at the widest spot
and about three feet high.
I told my brother-in-law that I would be back in a few minutes
because I was going to the store. I almost ran to the store intent on
securing this big shark. The store clerk climbed up his ladder to cut
the string off, and was good enough to inflate the shark to the
maximum for me with his portable electric air pump. I paid the clerk
and quickly walked out of the store with this huge shark in toe - it was too
big too carry.
The Shark Attacks
I quietly snuck up to the pool behind some large potted plants and
when my brother-in-law wasn't looking, I . . . . . .