FF – Trip of a Lifetime

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Trip of a Lifetime

Dawson met Donald on the plane. They shared a joke about kids demanding gifts on their return. They lost track of each other after baggage reclaim – a grandiose name for the pile of bags on a worn-out trolley in the entrance hall.

A week later, digging yet another home out of the rubble, Dawson heard his name yelled from the river. Donald was in full vacation mode, paddling through the gentle swell. The earthquake had made hotels desperate for guests, Donald said. Watersports were free. Dawson should get out of the mud and join him on a jetski tomorrow.


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29 responses to “FF – Trip of a Lifetime

  1. Seems they live in different realities

  2. Goodness, I hope, for Donald’s sake, they didn’t meet again after that, I don’t think it would have ended well…

  3. Donald seems to be in a world of his own. There is always at least one.

  4. Must be nice to be able to enjoy a vacay while people are dying and you COULD be helping. I don’t think I like him much.

  5. Different people, different priorities. That’s life.

  6. I’m wondering if the oblivious one was named Donald for a reason… Thought-provoking story in any case.

  7. Ah, very different perspectives on ‘trip of a lifetime’. Well done.

  8. Gee Dawson and Donald are certainly at other ends of the spectrum. Donald has no idea, what a jerk!

  9. For some people any excuse is good enough to take advantage of the situation, and others. The only Donald I like is Donald Duck.

  10. Bear

    If life gives you mud… make mud pies! Or, better yet, have a good, old-fashioned mud-clod fight! LOL!

  11. I’m sure Donald thinks his money is helping. Of course, he could always have stayed at home and donated the cost of his holiday to the relief efforts…

  12. Now there’s two wholly divergent perspectives on life neatly set out. Well done.

  13. Mae

    Nice! I, too, wasn’t sure if that was a person or an eagle at first lol. I love your take on the two totally different perspectives!

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