I wasn’t technically “babysitting”, but I was “hanging out” with this 11 year old girl to help give her parents a break. She wanted to climb a water tower, so to take her mind off that, I offered to let us climb some stairs on this little tower-like thing between the tennis courts and the track. So we were on the top of this tower, and all of a sudden she jumps from the top to this balcony midway between the top and the ground! The only way for her to get off that balcony was by a door, but she tried it and it was locked. I was so panicked and didn’t know how to get her down. She wanted to jump, but was a much higher jump than her first one and I didn’t want her to break a bone. I tried to catch her, but really just slowed her fall. When we got back to my apartment, she ran in and told all my roommates that we just jumped off a building. Oh boy. In the end she was perfectly fine, but my wrist got badly scratched while trying to catch her, and now I have a permanent scar and a crazy story.
Another time when I was flying to Ireland, I was seated along the aisle, and I had just fallen asleep with my face turned towards the aisle. A rather large man decided he wanted to get his carry-on luggage that was stored above my seat, and as he reached up to get it, I was awoken by a huge belly smashing into my face. It was really gross and I couldn’t fall asleep again for the rest of the flight.
One time I was flying to LA, and apparently some lady tried to make a huge purchase using the in-flight wifi, but then the wifi timed out and the lady started throwing this crazy fit. She was trying to fight the flight attendants and she wouldn’t stop screaming. When we landed we had to wait for police to come take her away before we could get off the plane. It was so weird.
Mine had legitimate messages from people I know who I just wasn’t facebook friends with at the time, and now I feel terrible that I never responded!!
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I was thinking the same thing about number 29. Nothing can beat a Portillos chocolate cake shake!!
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