Friday, April 16, 2010

Travel Tip That I Really Didn't Want Burned Into My Memory. Italy.




Oh yeah. I just remembered this. Remember when I was telling you that my son took a trip to Italy with his Italian class a few weeks ago? Well I just remembered the meeting we had with the school and the parents before the trip and this crazy travel tip that one of the moms shared:

Teacher: (pointing to one of the moms) Yes? You had a question?

Skeevy Mom: Yes. You were talking about having the kids travel light?...What I used to do when I traveled was get all my old, dirty underwear that I really should have thrown out and I'd pack them for my trip. Then as I wore the old underwear I would just throw them out as I used them so at the end of the trip I had less things to bring home and a bit more room in my suitcase for gifts.

Uh...OK lady.

19 comments:

Kristen said...

blecch - i bet she vacations alone these days.

Tony Alva said...

I'd call bullshit on this story if it wasn't so fucked up in it's own right that it'd be hard to make up.

How did the rest of you guys react? Did you tell your kid about it? The kid of that mom must have been mortified. I would have gone AWOL and just stayed in Italy if my mom made that comment...

Dr Zibbs said...

Kristen - I was trying to see the face of the husband and son but there were people in the way.

Tony Alva - The kids were there too. And she had this gravely voice which made it even worse.

Chemgeek said...

Geez, lady. How big is your underwears? Really. How much room are you making? enough for a shot glass from the Vatican gift shop?

Dr Zibbs said...

Chemgeek - Hahaha!! Good one!

Son of a Thomas said...

I always take my garbage when I travel. Toss it in Amsterdam I always say.

T-Ro said...

Hey lady... Howzabout a big ol' cup o' shutthefuckup? There's a travel tip for ya.

Dr Zibbs said...

Son of a T - yeah but that's normal.

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Eeeew! Nasteeee. I can only imagine if I filled my suitcase with holey underoos that I'm sure I'd get stopped by customs and they expose my undies to everyone around me. *blush*

Mrs. Hall said...

GROSS!!! DUDE!!!

I would have totally stood up and gave her the stink eye.

CAUSE DAMMIT!! NOw's it's burned in my brain too!

well read hostess said...

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in this world, I had to walk in to this one...just to have that image burned into my brain on this fine Friday evening.

Must be cocktail time.

Dr Zibbs said...

Well Read Hostess- hahaha. Welcome to my blog.

phd in yogurtry said...

Seems like an extreme way to thin out the underwear drawer.

Kate said...

Sexy.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kate - it is isn't it?

Andrew Rodriguez said...

You know, unless I'm crazy, I think those are GI issue underwear, stuff I got for free at FT Dix 25 years ago! (Chicks in New York were paying top dollar for that junk!)

Dominica said...

I'm pretty sure that Zibbs has given her the stink eye !!
Did she do the same with socks, bra and stockings ?
And what about earsticks ?
Panty liners ?

Gage said...

I wonder why she even had enough nasty hole filled underwear to take with her in the first place? I suppose she doesn't believe in shaving or deodorant either.

Caffeine Court said...

Why doesn't she just go commando. Like I do?!!!