Thursday, February 14, 2008

Balloony Toons

Oh, The Sheer Gall Of It

A New Year reveller who let off a balloon in Sussex has received a letter from France accusing her of littering. Heidi Lebers released the balloon with a message reading: "Happy New Year to whoever finds this when it lands". Six weeks later she received a letter from Toucy, 200 miles south of Paris, accusing her of littering.

FOOTNOTE: Heidi seek.

25 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

Lol....life is sometimes ironic & bittersweet like that!

aims said...

I heard they were going to make that illegal - letting balloons go that is.

Anna said...

Hi David, just recovering from my blogging back log, and this story is funny. That reminds me when you speed on the highway with your friend, your friend gets pull over for speeding, you pull over behind to wait, and then you get the ticket too because you were going the same speed as your friend - setting up own trap, lol. Thanks for sharing this story David, enjoyed it. Anna :)

Anna said...

...btw David, it never happened to me, lol, just heard that from some friend of mine, lol. Thanks, Anna :)

Flea said...

Jeehosophat. And the woman in France sent a letter how far, using how much vehicular fuel, to complain about a balloon?

Thanks for popping in at my blog! And yes, the deeper meanings are why I'm in school. Always working at what below the surface. :)

Kimberly said...

I often appreciate little moments of complete ridiculousness like that. Makes my own life seem so much saner!

MamaGeek said...

OH NICE. How's that for gratitude? Very cute.

A.Bananna said...

It's so sad that people are like that.

TheBirdman33 said...

WOW some people really will complain about EVERYTHING

Lee said...

So much for the romance of greetings sent without an addressee. I'm torn between the feeling that "of course, they would complain" and "what happened to their sense of mystery".

Peace!

Bubba's Sis said...

She needs to hook up with that Pole...

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Hello, from the nippled desert that is cold and windy. I have to say, I could have added 1 more thing to my happy list when I saw that I got a comment from someone in Australia. I feel so many kinds of fancy right now!!!! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for sharing what makes you happy. I am a little jealous though, it is freezing cold here and you enjoying warm happy weather. Oh but someday, someday I will be able to shed these 17 layers of clothes and feel the warm sunshine on my pale pale legs.

Cuckoo said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha... That was fun !

Poor Heidi ! Tch tch, she got caught instead of me. I thought somebody discovered what I did. ;)

BTW, Have you read my latest post on Nationalism ?
http://www.cuckooscosmos.com/Musings/2008/02/11/

napaboaniya said...

Dav, I've got a Valentine's Day gift for you
here. Happy ♥Day!!

p/s: Hope you're coming for the Aerospace show :P

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Now that's gratitude for you. No wonder the English and the French have "views" about one another...
I wonder what would have happened if it had been a hot air balloon? A note of trespassing, perhaps?
;-)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That sounds very… French.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Hmph, now do you see why the English find the French so irritating? (Wink)

Charles Gramlich said...

Good thing it wasn't a bottle with a message in it. Hum, one wonders what has happened to tolerance and a sense of humor in some folks these days.

WomanHonorThyself said...

sheesh maybe she should have added a French eclair!...talk bout ungrateful and sullen and morose..lol..

Happy Valentines Day my friend!:)

Helena said...

Oh the poor girl! What a lack of humour!

KaiBlueCreations said...

aloha David,
There are two sides to this..
When I was in primary school, we let off helium balloons with tags for their return, to learn about wind currents, make friends and other such things. Mine went from Plymouth to France. It was wonderful.
I'm older now and after doing an autopsy on a sea turtle who had mistaken a balloon for a jelly fish..
well,I have to agree with the littering lady and not release them.
Is our fun worth a magnificent creatures life?
just my 2 cents.. PEace, Kai

Vienna for Beginners said...

Kaibluecreations has told a similar story than the one I have heard from a marine biologist: These balloons do kill wildlife (as do those carelessly tossed plastic rings from soda cans, for example).
What I find amazing is how and why these stories find their way into the media.

Sandy Kessler said...

oh no funny like the planes doing fly onbver for fallen soldier-complaints of noise

Lana Gramlich said...

Oftentimes these balloons wreak havoc on wildlife, so I'm glad she was cited. Maybe I'm just getting too crotchety in my middle-age...

Sandi McBride said...

Is there anything in life more annoying than a wet blanket?
Sandi