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HaHa Mar 21st, 2002 09:47 AM

To negative people everywhere & with thanks to fellow Fodorites
Here's something to think about when negative people are doing their best to<BR>rain on your parade. So remember this the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less makes your life miserable ...<BR><BR>A New York woman was at her hairdresser's on Park Avenue getting her hair styled prior to a trip to Rome with her boyfriend. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded, "Rome?" Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded & dirty and full of Italians. You're crazy to go to Rome. So,<BR>how are you getting there?"<BR><BR>"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!" "Continental?"exclaimed the hairdresser. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late.<BR><BR>So, where are you staying in Rome?"<BR>"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's left bank called Teste..." "Don't go any further. I know about that place. Everybody thinks<BR>it's gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump, the<BR>worst hotel in the city! The rooms are small, the service is surly and<BR>they're overpriced. <BR><BR>So, whatcha doing when you get there?"<BR>"We're going to go to see the Vatican and we hope to see the Pope." "That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. "You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this<BR>lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."<BR><BR>A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome. "It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was<BR>underbooked and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old flight attendant who waited on me hand and foot.<BR><BR>And the hotel-it was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job<BR>and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They had a mix-up about<BR>our reservations and were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their<BR>owner's suite at no extra charge!"<BR><BR>"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."<BR><BR>"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss<BR>Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained that the Pope likes to meet<BR>some of the visitors and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me." Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me." <BR><BR>"Oh, really...What'd he say?"<BR>He said, "Where'd you get the crappy hairdo?"<BR><BR>Thanks to all my Fodorite friends who take the time to share their real experiences...

wendy Mar 21st, 2002 09:49 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR><BR>Thank you for sharing that! Great lesson.<BR><BR>Keep sharing.<BR><BR>~Wendy~

GroaningAgain! Mar 21st, 2002 09:56 AM

Started to steal Rex's 'jokes' have we ??? Don't give up your day job !!!

Sue Mar 21st, 2002 09:57 AM

LOVED IT! What a funny tale. Negative people are the worst.

agreed Mar 21st, 2002 10:05 AM

This should be required reading for those few folks who prowl this bulletin board, posting nasty comments and berating others for asking "dumb" questions!

father billy Mar 21st, 2002 10:29 AM

This can not be true because you did not kiss his ring

Pope Mar 21st, 2002 03:52 PM

It really was a crappy hairdo. and she's such a beautiful woman. a shame to see her all screwed over like that.<BR><BR>what else was I supposed to say?<BR>

topping Mar 21st, 2002 09:27 PM

hallowed be thy thread...<BR>

KatWoman Mar 22nd, 2002 07:13 AM

Great story! We should a designated keep it positive day! Mean people suck!

Art, who art here on earth Mar 22nd, 2002 08:45 AM

Give us this day our daily thread...<BR>

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