No “air fluff” cycle?

By Kevin Edwards
This item appears on page 14 of the April 2022 issue.

This month’s winner KEVIN EDWARDS of Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Some 10 years ago I went to France with my wife, my sister and my brother-in-law. We enjoyed the sights in Paris for several days, then decided to visit Giverny, the house and gardens of the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

After taking the train to Vernon, the nearest town to Giverny, we decided to walk the 6 kilometers to the site, but before starting off, my sister and my wife needed to use the toilet. Fortunately, there was a modern pay toilet by the Vernon train station.

The toilet cost one euro, and between the four of us we had exactly a single one-euro coin. Of course, there were two needing to use the facilities, so my sister said to my wife, “Look, I’ll go in, and when I’m done, I’ll come out and hold the door open for you and then you can go in and use it.”

My sister went in, used the facilities, then held the door open for my wife. My wife entered, closed the door and, suddenly, inside, all the lights went out, and liquid disinfectant began to spray all over the room and all over my wife. She began to yell, “Help me get out of here!”

We tried to open the door, but there was nothing that could be done from outside, and we didn’t have another euro to get the door open. Finally, she realized she could open the door from the inside, and she emerged… wet and embarrassed.

Crime doesn’t pay.

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