Monday, January 21, 2008

Scenes on a Boat

Scene One: A Cruise Dock at Sunset. Weary, yet Contented Travelers are milling around, two by two.

Mrs. Noah: Well, Sweetie, I'm glad I finally let you talk me into this cruise. I know I wasn't overly excited about this trip but I have to admit I enjoyed myself.

Noah: Uh huh.

Mrs. Noah: And that lovely couple from Arizona was very kind to give you some Imodium after that day in port, don't you think?
Noah: Yes, Dear.

Mrs. Noah: I can't remember when I've felt so relaxed. It must be all that quality time...

Noah: Of course, Dear.

Mrs. Noah:...with my knitting.

Scene Two: A Small Airport. One pink plane sits on the tarmack. Passengers on the plane appear agitated. Noah looks bored. Mrs. Noah is upset.

Mrs. Noah: I'm sure that knitting needles are allowed on airplanes.

Pilot: I could understand if they were small enough to fit in your purse...

...but these gigantic novelty needles are a bit much. Security!

End Scene. Mrs. Noah is carried off in handcuffs. Noah looks bored. Exuent with a flourish.


Jill said...

Your post made me giggle because the book I'm reading right now had a brief mention of Noah's Ark. It went something like this:

Hey, did you ever notice how Noah's Ark is made into nursery stuff and kid's toys when really, it was made to escape tragic things like death and floods.

And y'know, I'd never really thought about it that way before. You narrate an excellant LittlePeople vacation!

T. said...

That's true Jill.

And what was Mrs. Noah's name...seriously, as a 'good' (no giggling J.) Catholic girl, I should probably know that...

(and nice socks)

J. said...

Apparently, her name was not recorded. She must have been some woman to put up with Noah and all those animals in pretty small quarters.

catknip said...

Personally, I'd give Noah the boot and keep the animals.

T. said...

No recorded name. What a shame. She's responsible for saving the human race (biblically speaking of course...) and all they could call her was Noah's wife.

Please, like Noah was the one who rounded up all those animals and built that boat. I married, I know how that would have really turned out - Mrs. Noah would have been organizing EVERYTHING.

Anonymous said...

Poor Mrs. Noah gets the shaft again - T. your comments are priceless! I fully agree that she should have a name as you know Noah would have been nothing without her.

And J.- you really must bring out the Little People more often. These are some of my favorite posts (yes, I am still laughing).


catknip said...

Let's name Mrs. Noah! Something edgy but classy. Sassy yet playful. Like Anastasia or Roxy.

J. said...

Oh, I vote for Roxy. You'd have to be sassy to put up with all those animals and your sons and their wives. (By the way, the sons have names but their wives don't. I know.)

T. said...

Wait a minute - I may have found their names (Noah's and the kid's)
Wife of Noah - Emzara
Wife of Shem - Sedeqetelebab
Wife of Ham - Ne'elatama'uk or Na'eltama'uk
Wife of Japheth - 'Adataneses

I'm thinking those names sound kind of crazy - let's stick with Roxy.

Purple Neon said...

Oh my gosh, you are both too funny. I fully agree with T and will quote my own husband after a spat over the preparing of lunches "but you just think ahead so much better than I do". If it was all left up to Noah he would have waited until it started raining and then asked Mrs Noah what she had planned for them to do with the animals....

Anonymous said...

I knew Mrs. Noah's name, but I much prefer Roxie. Maybe Candy. That is so much classier.