Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not funny enough for a travel magazine

I love entering contests. Maybe I have just an optimistic (or naïve?) view that I just might win.

I blame it on my parents. They started it with sending in what we thought were some funny family stories to Reader’s Digest when I was a kid. We would check the mailbox in anticipation of getting the letter that would proudly proclaim our submission as a winner. Well, let’s just say that we’re still waiting for that letter. (It must have gotten lost in the mail when we moved.)

Fast forward a couple decades later to last month. I sent in a picture and a story about our honeymoon to a travel magazine for their “real-life stories” section. I checked the next issue with excitement, only to find that our submission did not make it. (By the way, I’m not listing the magazine’s name to protect them from what clearly was a huge mistake they made in overlooking such a funny submission.)

Though our story, I suppose, was not magazine-worthy, I’m hoping it’s at least blog-worthy.

So, enjoy the not-good-enough-for-a-travel-magazine-but-still-hopefully-funny story and picture below!

My husband and I went on a cruise of the Mediterranean for our honeymoon. At many of the ports, various vendors tried to sell us brand-name items that they swore were 100% authentic. But, at a stop at Ephesus in Turkey, we saw this sign, which shamelessly (and humorously) promoted their fake wares. While it didn’t get us to buy their “genuine” fakes, it did give us some real laughs!


****Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife**** said...

Very funny Tootie! Maybe you should send that in to David Letterman. Doesn't he do funny things like this every once in awhile?

Ann M. said...

That is a great picture! If you're going to buy a fake, a genuine fake has got to be the way to go!!

tootie said...

Thanks, Ann and Veteran!

My family suggested that I send it in to Jay Leno. If I do, you can be sure to read about it here :)

i'm kelly said...

i can't believe this didn't make in. hey, at least they were honest about what they were selling!

Kristen M. said...

My husband has a "Rolex" bought in Mexico. Of course he knew it was fake but that is why he bought it. He actually wears it sometimes when he is dressing up. It is very attractive but unfortunately I don't think it really works.