Given that another wave of snow is hitting the northeast today delaying travel in Bradenton-Sarasota, Piccolo told probably one of the funniest icebreakers and jokes on travel at a Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday. It sounds too good to be true.
Here's the transcript:
"There was a Minneapolis couple that had come to Sarasota for their honeymoon, and they had decided to come back during a very icy winter and decided to stay in the same hotel they visited 20 years prior.
So, because of their hectic schedules, the husband was coming down the day before the wife, flew into SRQ, and checked into the hotel. There was a computer in the hotel room, so he decided to send an email off to his wife that he had made it safely.
However, he had left off one letter out of her email address accidentally, hit the send button and ended up showing up at a widow's email inbox in Houston who had just came back from a funeral for her husband, who was a minister. She had decided to check her emails to make sure if there were any messages of condolences from friends and relatives.
She went into the room to open the emails, let out a scream, and her son ran in. The widow was laying on the floor passed out.
This is what was on the screen:
Subject: I've Arrived
To my loving wife:
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you're allowed to send email to your loved ones.
I just arrived and have been checked in, and I see everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to seeing you then. I hope your journey is as uneventful as my journey.
P.S. It sure is freaking hot down here!
That's certainly one way to remember a vacation...whether it's true or not. This joke actually has a long history, and its versions are available on myth-busting site Snopes.com. Even though it's not original, it's still funny.