The pen in mightier than the snored

Dahlings, I am sure most of us Roamans have taken a nap on a plane or a train. That nap, is not without it’s perils.

One of my dear friends, Whittikus, would regularly fall to sleep on the train when coming back from Londinium. While asleep, a fellow passenger relieved him of his laptop bag. Twice this happened and while his company was understanding, he did acquire a new nickname: Napkin.

I am sure also, that some of you have snored. Another of my dear friends, Bax Britania, fell asleep on a Portugal beach. When he woke up,  the people around him burst into a round of applause and cheering. His snoring was legendary.

However, nobody expects to be stabbed awake which is exactly what happened to Lenny Madarski, 68 who nodded off while still on the runway of a Southwest flight from Chicago Midway to New Hampshire.

“Imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees, and then waking up and going ‘owww,’” he said.

“She was smirking…and all I wanted to do was not be sitting next to her.”

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines said Mr Madarski was not injured and continued on the flight but the woman was put on another plane.

“A passenger was removed from the flight for poking her seatmate with a pen to stop him from snoring,” the company said in a statement.

There’s even a professionally looking short movie made by a fellow passenger. Well done Ryan.

The offending witch was booted off the plane where she apparently, caught a later flight.

Lenny didn’t want to press charges to which he was treated to a round of G&T’s by Southwest.

As for the identity of the pen poker, I reckon she is a Tricoteuse. You have all been warned.

Ciao for now,
Cleo.

Cleopatra
 

Previously Queen of Egypt and being romantically linked to both Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony, Cleo is master of social politics.. No stranger to courting scandal, Cleo is Roam’s commentator on society and travel. Her Unique 'BC' viewpoint and friends of everybody, Cleo brings a fresh 'AD' way of looking at travel that stodgy old travel media cannot bring.