Some funny things are happening on the way to Hurricane Irma.
Maybe we’re just looking for anything at all to lighten the mood because the tension is so high as we wait for the storm to hit Anna Maria Island.
But there is some silliness going on.
At one vacation rental, the cleaning lady recounts the story: A couple who is scheduled to come in on Saturday calls and says their plane flight is cancelled because Hurricane Irma is scheduled to hit the Island sometime over the weekend. They want to know if they drive down if they would be able to check in a day late on Sunday.
To a beachfront rental.
On an island.
In the path of a Category 5 hurricane.
OK, maybe that is just our warped sense of island humor.
But you have to appreciate the absurdity of the people who had a furniture delivery to their beachfront rental on Friday, while everyone else is crating up their mementos and hoping for a minimal storm surge.
And our favorite – the Dominos delivery guy and aspiring meteorologist who is assuring local customers that the hurricane is definitely not coming our direction because he has five fused vertebrae, and if the storm was coming our way, he wouldn’t be able to walk, and his shoulder would be in his ear.
So, Anna Maria Islanders, grab your dog, your water, your granola, your flashlight and your sense of humor, and get the heck out of Dodge when the county pulls the plug, which could be as early as noon today – we’ll let you know.
And if the storm gets too loud, think of Monty Python and whistle “Always Look at the Bright Side of Life” to drown it out.
We’ll see you on the other side.