Sunday, March 04, 2007

Baggage Claim

I got in about midnight last night, and seemed to wait forever at baggage claim. A black high-heeled shoe (a very expensive-looking Manolo Blahnik?) somehow fell out of a woman's bag and the heel got wedged between the conveyer belt and the rotating luggage carousel. A man tried to swat it out with his cane, but it was stuck. Each bag that came out ran it over and squished it a little more, and seemed to jam it in tighter. And then the friction from the conveyer belt made the heel start to smoke. Just a little. Like a lit cigarette. I was too sleepy to stay and watch what would happen next. My bag came and I high-tailed it outta there.

I hope you all have safe journeys today.


Nic Sebastian said...

beat that shoe! and beat it some more! that sketch made my evening, heh.

Collin said...

Glad you made it home safely, Peter. It was a pleasure to meet you and thanks again for reading at Portfolio Center! Tania Rochelle said to say hello. She thinks you're sweet. :)

Pamela said...

Those are my shoes on the left! Seriously, they are.

I'm sorry I never found you at AWP, but I did get one of your books. I'm really enjoying the read. I'd like to review it for our university magazine. I'd be glad to send you a copy of the first issue to read before you decide...The magazine is New Madrid, and you'd follow in some august footsteps (J. Galvin, M. Jarman, Christopher Davis, Joe Ashby Porter, Pam Durban). Let me know!

Thanks, Pamela

Peter said...

Hi Pamela: That would be sweet; please feel free.
Sorry to have missed you at AWP.

Peter said...

PS: Pamela. Nice shoes!