China trip on a Groupon
(Augusta, Mo USA)
Ok. so if you knew me you would think the China trip on a groupon would be funny enough. It was out of character for me but, I was going with a group of friends and we would be on a tour.
I loved it went to Bejing and Shanghai got to the Great Wall and Tienamin Square loved the group I was with. We all sort of bonded, the young and the old of the group. We put our tables together and ate our meals together and according to our Tour Guide this is quite unusual behavior.
It was the night before we left for the USA to return home after 10 days and I went with a couple of friends to the market across from the hotel. Another friend that didn't go texted me and asked if I would pick up some hard candy at the market for her I said of course.
However, everything was written in Chinese at the market and everyone was speaking Chinese. So, I found a picture on one of the bags that looked like lifesaver dreamsickle candy and I put them in my cart. One of my friends I was with said hey these are multicolored and I put 2 bags of those on my cart and at the cash register there was a Chinese tin and I thought they were probably Altoids and the tin would be a great souvenier.
The next morning we were leaving and the entire tour group was at the airport waiting to depart for all of our different cities people from Florida, Texas, New York and I was going back to Missouri. The Tour Guide was there helping all of us it was fantastic. I looked over and all of us were seated together waiting for our flights to depart so.
I remembered the candy I bought and opened the multi colored bags. My other friend was enjoying her lifesaver dream sickle candy. I asked if anyone wanted candy and all were interested so I opened the bags and shared with each of my fellow tourists.
I was standing giving out the candy when all at one time, they spit the candy out and yelled this is disgustin,g have you tried it ? I hadn't because I was busy giving it out. They accused me of trying to poison them in a humerous way that is.
I was taking it back when the Tour Guide came over and I gave the bag to him and he said great he would have it for lunch. I was perplexed he told me they were actually boulion cubes. I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry but, all of us got quite a hearty laugh out of it.
Oh yeah when I got home I found out that the pretty Chinese Altoids were cough drops as well.
I will never forget China!!