Listowel Writers Festival

On the John Murray show today on RTE Radio 1, they opened a competition to receive two tickets for Listowel Writers Festival plus accommodation.  Here is my entry… 200 words ‘A funny thing happened to me…..’


A funny thing happened to me on a Ryanair Flight to Bristol

I had my two kids with me, my sister and her daughter.  Like any mother I was last to get packed and didn’t get to shave the legs or use the false tan.  When we all boarded the plane I got the kids seated and started to put away the numerous bags in the overhead luggage.

I reached down to pull up my red linen trousers which were a bit lose  – I couldn’t feel them.

I reached down a few inches more – still no trousers.

Time stood still, I looked down – they were perfectly collapsed in a neat circle.  Three passengers beside me were in a state of collapse.   Unable to speak they nudged each other and pointed at me!

I ran to my seat .   ‘Did you see that poor woman whose trousers fell down?’ my sister said.

‘That was me’ I whispered with one hand over my mouth.

I called my husband and he roared  laughing ‘Only you, only you!!  Did anyone film it? I could be watching your arse on YouTube right now!’  I then broke out in a cold sweat.

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About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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