Molesworth II via Flickr Overheard Whilst Travelling The Shoeless Eagle Has Landed

Overheard Whilst Travelling – The Shoeless Eagle Has Landed

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You know when you go travelling with your partner and things just don’t turn out great? No? Me neither! All of my exes were too lazy to bother saving so I just went without them (until I met Craig). We see in our fourth edition of Overheard Whilst Travelling, Lucy from Lucy’ Smiles Away was in the fortunate position to overhear a breakup in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and luckily for us, it was hilarious! I wonder if Terry is still single, he sounds like such a catch…

Overheard Whilst Travelling Lucy Smiles Away CC U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region via Flikr

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Sometime last year, I was sitting in a cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand, when the most incredible breakup I’ve ever witnessed began to unfold. They were a young couple, in their early twenties and judging from their accents, from somewhere in the south of England. They looked to be first time travellers, wearing the standard first-time-traveller uniform, consisting of Thai beer singlets and about a million friendship bracelets.

It all started with the words “Laura, you just don’t understand me since we’ve come travelling. Look at me, I’ve changed. I don’t even wear shoes anymore.”

True to his words, he was not wearing shoes. She began to cry, reminding him in between sobs that he was the one who had forced her to come travelling – she was more than happy working at the local chip shop. He replied by informing her that he was like an eagle and that he should be allowed to fly free and solo. I resisted the urge to interject and let him know that eagles actually mate for life.

Her tears turned to anger and she got out her phone, screaming “WELL TERRY, LET’S SEE WHAT YOUR MUM HAS TO SAY ABOUT YOU TRYING TO BREAK UP WITH ME!”

Before she could dial, Terry muttered how their travels had changed him and again mumbled something about his decision to no longer wear shoes. Hysterically, she reminded him that just two months prior, she had bought him two pairs of shoes for Christmas.

“AND YOU LOVED THOSE SHOES AT CHRISTMAS!” She paused, before asking the question “IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE, TERRY?”

Oh Terry, you naughty boy. She brought up the fact that Terry had in fact cheated on her earlier this year, screaming “AND I NEVER SHOULD HAVE FORGIVEN YOU!” In a total plot twist, Terry began crying. This surprised me –

I didn’t know shoeless eagles cried over breakups.

For the next 15 minutes, Terry and Laura screamed, cried and made terrible references to eagles and not wearing shoes. It ended with Laura storming out of the restaurant, with the final words “I’M CALLING YOUR MOTHER”.

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I never did find out what happened to Terry and Laura, but I do wonder now and again if I’ll see them appearing on a chat show episode titled “SHOES AND EAGLES RUINED OUR RELATIONSHIP”.


 

Lucy Smiles Away The Shoeless Eagle Has Landed Overheard Whilst Travelling

When she’s not listening in to other people’s public breakups, blogger, photographer and dorm-dweller, Lucy Hemmings can be found at Lucysmilesaway where she is currently slowly and thoroughly exploring the world. She has a passion for taking trains, drinking coffee, meeting locals and getting lost. She doesn’t take life too seriously – something her blog always echoes.

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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  1. That’s pretty funny and true article! I traveled with my boyfriend last summer, and that’s exactly what happened! We thought it would be a relaxing holiday. But we got confused a lot! And of course disagreed a lot! 😀 But no worries, we still love each other!

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  2. haha this is hilarious, I mean, not for the poor couple, I am sure they had a tough time but it does look quite funny from the distance. We all say silly things and it wouldn’t be the first time i have an argument in a plane…

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      I think their relationship may have went different ways with Terry soaring high in the sky! Jeez we had the worst argument in Koh Samui. Travelling as a couple can be tough. We’ve done well this trip.

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  3. I have no words. I was just simply laughing my ass off like seriously! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Well, I hope that Terry learns about the Eagles and maybe, just maybe… Find his referrence towards the shoes and travelling doesn’t fit right. I don’t know about this couple but I’m guessing they need to travel more. Just my opinion 😀

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  4. This story was too funny to overhear. Interesting in fact. But the poor couple oh no. Traveling really makes or break you. Its jmpossoble jot to argue . 2 months on the road with ny boyfriend and we are arguing but then we make it work. I guess if you survive that then its a sign that hou can get married ?

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