The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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            Helene and Abraham had been planning a vacation for what seemed like ages. Since they were going to be on a cruise for two weeks in France, they left the car at home. Helene feared that something may happen if they left it in the parking lot. The limousine service packed up their brand-new suitcases and drove them to the airport. They arrived at the Delta Airlines ticket booth, a partner airline to Air France which they were riding on, very early to ensure that they made their flight and got their boarding passes without any issues. It was the farthest counter from the entrance to the airport but the closest to the escalator to go up to the boarding terminals. Helene got the boarding passes and had plenty of time until their flight was taking off. As she reached her husband and showed him the passes, he realized that there were two with his name on them and none with Helene’s name. She went back to the window to get things straightened out as Abe watched the hand luggage to make sure it didn’t get stolen or damaged. Abraham got on the escalator with his and Helene’s carry-ons. Helene had a bad feeling that something was going to go wrong because her husband was holding onto both luggage handles and not the railing of the escalator. Next thing she knew, her husband had lost his balance and fell backwards on the escalator. Helene just stood there speechless not having a clue what to do. She heard someone screaming “Stop the escalator!!!”, which they did.Abraham seemed unharmed. They sat on a bench and waited for the medics from the airport to come over and check in on him. Their luggage had already been checked so the medic asked if she still wanted to go on the trip, she said “No, he’s not that young and is a diabetic, I don’t think it is a good idea. He needs to go to the hospital to get checked out.”Their luggage was then brought back to them; however, it was the wrong luggage. They took it back and brought them their correct luggage, they had bought a brand-new set specifically for this trip. The airport workers sent for an ambulance and because they didn’t bring their car with them, they had to pack the ambulance with all of their belongings. Helene sat up front with the driver as they sped away from the airport with the sirens blaring. She looked in the mirror and saw her husband, who appeared to be doing well, and the EMT’s bumping into their brand-new luggage as it was tossed around while the ambulance turned.  They got to the E.R. and Abe was fine. He had a few bruises, however, there were no broken bones. They then took a cab home and ended their very eventful vacation. Helene and Abraham did not go to France. 

Escalator Escapade

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