Every now and again something unexpected makes you stop dead in your tracks. “…errrr…WHAT?” you think as you press your rewind button because you can’t quite believe your eyes. You rub them, shake your head and then take a third look just to make sure. You then burst out laughing.
I experienced one of these “…errr what?” moments early one morning as I entered the ladies toilets in Lisbon Airport. Yes, folks another toilet post. No folks, I do not have a toilet fettish…promise.
With a two-thirty a.m wake-up call, as you can imagine, I was not the brightest button in the box and I felt a rather grumpy, bleary-eyed Piglet (I don’t “do” 4.30am airport checkins with good humour). However, as the fog of sleep gradually cleared I spotted a huge sign painted on the wall in the entrance to the toilets. I stood and looked at the sign in disbelief.
“JOIN THE SEXIEST PAPER ON EARTH”
Now I’ve never been one to look at the type of magazines and papers discreetly located on the top shelf of newsagent. One, because I am too short to reach them. And two, well just because… 😳
Nevertheless the sign had definitely caught my attention.
Intrigued I entered the inner sanctum of the ladies restroom my imagination now in overdrive!
I really don’t know what I expected to find, but come on it was definitely NOT “SEXY” Toilet paper!
Plus the words were written in English in Portuguese toilets.
I would hardly put toilet rolls and sexy in the same sentence. Would you?
Always keen to make the most of an “interesting” photo opportunity, I completely forgot my original intention and went in search of Mr. Piglet. I tried to secretly retrieve my camera from the pile of luggage he was guarding with all the enthusiasm of a “pitbull terrier”
My cover blown.
He spotted I had the camera and sighed.
“What on earth can you be taking photos of this early in the morning?”
Well I hardly wanted a debate about taking pictures of “Sexy” Toilet paper!
I returned to take my photos, but not before I was subjected to some rather astonished looks from other travellers!
I bet their “..errr..What?” moment was something along the lines of “Why is a piglet taking photographs of sexy toilet roll signs?”
Please share your “..errr..What?” moment