Author: Mort (---.tampabay.res.rr.com)
Date: 04-09-08 10:38
Richard, I wish I was there to observe the whole scenario! I bet it was quite entertaining. I would have leaped to your defense.
Speaking of skull stories...
Some years back I was visiting my brother who was living/working in Paris at the time. I brought with me two small stuffed teddy bears, who were my stateside nieces' "Air Bears". My nieces were creating a photo album of the bears in famous and/or exotic locales around the world. Paris fit the bill, of course.
My brother lived half a block from the catacombs, so we naturally decided to take photos of the bears while in the catacombs. (Yeah, I know, we're talking about young girls involved here, but what can I say... My brother and I got carried away.)
We carried the bears in a large sack. We came to a large pile of skulls, took out the bears and placed them on top of the pile as if they were two of the skulls, and then took photos.
When we were done, we put the stuffed bears back in the sack. Immediately two security guards came running down and grabbed the bag from us. They were French, naturally, and as arrogant and pompous as you would expect in such a situation.
They glared at us while reaching into the sack, having caught us redhanded.
If you only could have seen their faces when they pulled out two teddy bears. The look of combined shock, disappointment and disdain was absolutely priceless. We just smiled sweetly at them and didn't even try to explain.
They're probably to this day trying to figure out what two grown American men were doing with teddy bears in the catacombs.