Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Inspired by the tale of the electric toothbrush charmingly shared by intrepid blogger Letters I Wished I'd Written Cow feels strangely compelled to share her own experience with a wayward suitcase full of electronic devices...which chose the Hotel Lobby as prime real estate for self-activation.

Cow's implement of tortured embarrassment was an electronic "white-noise" generator, which also had settings to sound like a tropical rain forest and crashing waves. To ensure sound sleep in the hotel room, you understand, one sets it on the bedside table and it drowns out, well, hopefully, everybody else.

Oh my. Cow remembers this as if it were yesterday, the sudden appearance of little gurgling tweeting noises as the rain forest activated deep within her suitcase, during check-in.

Cow now always takes the batteries out before packing, and places them where the devices can't reach them.



Blogger Watercolor said...

LOL! Well it could certainly have been worse....

11:12 AM  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

That must be the sound of a rain forest without parrots if it helps Ms Cow go to sleep.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

at my age, crashing waves aren't a good pyjama sound

1:00 PM  
Blogger Linda and her Twaddle said...

No noisy things in my case. But I did have a loaf of bread that was taken out and binned in front of everyone as though it were a germ warfare weapon.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

When I saw the title to your blog I thought for a moment that you were posing as Holly Golightly. :)

8:04 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Watercolor: Cow is addicted to the documentary series "Homeland Security" ...one episode featured the clearing of an airport and the public opening of baggage in which a "personal electronic device" had activated. "Embarrassing" would not even begin to cover that situation!

Gorilla: Cow would mostly like to be lulled to sleep by the manly grunts of a virile Gorilla, but you take what you can get!

Kevin: Especially if the facilities are down the hall...

Linda: A Loaf of Bread? Cow was innocently unaware that such were now banned as Weaponry or Biological Enemy Devices!


8:26 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Sandi: Would that Cow could wear a designer dress and pearls as well as Holly, or travel in her style!

A humble Cow can only dream...


8:28 AM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

At least you hadn't packed a stuffed sea animal that started singing "Give me back my Filet-O-Fish ... "

6:23 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Dog: Cow has wondered what on earth they were thinking with that most-gross ad?

Cow feels sorry for the fish, and wonders if a vegetarian ad campaign was just what McDonald's had in mind, because it definitely worked for this Cow!


8:48 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home