Sunday, July 7, 2019

Spring Break diary 3 (revisited)

Since more than half of our readers discovered this blog less than five years ago I thought it would be nice to re-introduce some older stories for those who didn't catch them when they were first published. Enjoy!

Featured in this story: BenColin and Kev (click for pictures)

Previous parts:
Spring Break diary 1 
Spring Break diary 2

Last week Kev and his dorm buddies Colin and Ben were celebrating Spring Break somewhere at the beach, and they kept a video diary that they have divided into five parts, one for each day of their vacation.

Today Kev mailed me the third one.

In the last two instalments of the guys’ diary Ben’s nuts had been the center of attention: Kev, Colin and the guys they met in the hotel and at the beach are playing a funny little game where they try to hit Ben’s valuables. If they succeed they get a point. The tally is noted on a large flip chart in the boy’s room – in plain view for everyone including Ben who doesn’t have a clue about the game…

On a black screen the headline SPRING BREAK 2008 – DAY 3 appears.
The camera shows Colin inside the hotel room. He is tying a rope to the neck of a large plastic bottle that used to contain 2 l of Pepsi Cola, judging from the label. Now it’s filled with clear water.

Colin grins at the camera. “We are planning a little surprise for Ben…” He climbs a chair and fastens the other end of the rope to some clamp in the ceiling, directly in front of the doorframe. He lets go of the bottle and it falls down, stopped mid-fall by the rope. But apparently the clamp in the ceiling isn’t strong enough – or the bottle is too heavy. Anyway, the clamp rips out of the ceiling and the bottle crashes to the ground.

“Oops…” Colin grins sheepishly. He looks up at the little hole in the ceiling. “Charge that to my account…”

“Hurry up, man”, Kev says impatiently from behind the camera. “He’ll be here any minute…”

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