Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Scorpions on a Plane?

They won't let me bring shampoo...?

I was in my office looking over my immediate business travel needs for the year when I saw this article recounting an incident where a man, traveling from Chicago to Vermont on United, was stung repeatedly by a scorpion (emphasis and horror added). For a healthy adult, they explain, the a bite "can mean numbness or shooting pain extending out from the bite, or flu-like symptoms" (not to mention the insanity, mouth-foaming or death that I was imagining for myself).

Now, I watched Snakes on a Plane with great delight this past summer. I even put in my husband's information on the website so he'd get the call from Sammy Jackson (even more delight), but I never thought that there might be actual critters on the plane with me.

OK, enough on that. I think I'll go ahead and book that travel.



Anonymous said...

"Mouth foaming and death?" I'm with you! I'd be pretty messed up.