Fruit Loops

December 1st, 2009

Fruit Loops - Vacation

“This is a picture of me, my parents, and my older brother. Immediately after deporting the plane in the Dominican Republic, they put you in front of a camera with two cabana girls and try to get you to buy the picture. We were clearly not ready for this much excitement. But, we bought it anyways because of our hilarious expressions.”

(submitted by Tina)

46 Responses to “Fruit Loops”

  1. Stuart says:

    Simon says “grab the left arm of the person on your right”. Out!

  2. harriet says:

    smack those kids with the exotic fruit on the hats. PLEASE

  3. matt says:

    What’s really funny, at least to me, is I look exactly like the guy in the back. I showed my wife and she agreed and said, “that’s a face you would make too”.

  4. PTSD says:

    Apparently they decided to go on vacation in the Dominican after all the rooms at Hotel Guantanamo were booked.

  5. kits says:

    The guy at the back looks like he’s having a stroke. and not the brain/heart injury kind ;p

  6. dominicanlover says:

    The funniest part is they actually paid $10 for this picture!

  7. Peter says:

    they obviously didn’t know what the Spanish word for “look at the camera” was

  8. TK CHICAGO says:

    The ladies in Dominican Rebpulic always look like that when they are a few hours into their shifts. It is hot and the airport is open air((( NO AC. But you knwo what it’s still a fun destination!

  9. RayRay says:

    I think the son is a zombie…

  10. Ponyo says:

    A little of the right makeup and the guy in the back could be a zombie

  11. Anon says:

    no way:O i went there a few years ago!

  12. Jessica says:

    Too many pina coladas?

  13. D'OH says:

    I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to reveal…I am the best banana, it’s on the peel…

  14. Kathleen says:

    At least the daughter didn’t turn into a zombie on the vacation, however, she’s clearly not looking forward to trying to get her zombie family through security.

  15. Tim says:

    Unfortunately, Steve (rear) was the first hostage to succumb to the Jamaican Witch Queens’ spell…

  16. Brian Sabean says:

    Ned Colletti – is that you?

  17. Heidi says:

    I thought Punta was a naughty word in Spanish.

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      “Punta” means “point” or “peak”. If you eliminate the “n” in “punta” then it becomes a naughty word that means, basically, lady of the evening…
      Trying desperately to keep this clean but still educational. 🙂

  18. Becca says:

    The guy in the back had an uncomfortable trip over the border…he looks totally baked

  19. Shivs says:

    They just found out the fruit hats were not part of the “all-inclusive”.

  20. hcw80 says:

    Guy in the back just realized that if you wash the fruit with local water it is just the same reaction as drinking the local water….just a little too late.

  21. alisa says:

    they take this mandatory picture of you when you get off the plane in punta cana, DR. i’m sure there are a TON more just like this, with people all weirded out and confused….

    • slgrad01 says:

      Yes! I am sure there is the exact same awkward photo of me out there. They shuffle you through all these lines of people and before you know it you are having your picture taken after 5 hours on a plane. Booo!!

      • CarpoolMom says:

        Welcome to Fantasy Island!

      • Paola says:

        LOL, I find this hilarious since all the times I’ve been to DR I have never seen this done. I guess being Dominican-American puts me on a non-scam line. And yet they all know I wasn’t born there the minute I speak Spanish.

    • susan says:

      Yes, we were in DR in March and we have this horrible photo in an envelope somewhere. They take your photo and then have it up in the airport for your return flight, when you can purchase it (if only so no one else can gaze at your awkwardness!). It’s almost like blackmail. 😉

    • ReginaPhalange says:

      For the future, folks, “No!” is the same in English and Spanish. 🙂

  22. Jeff B. says:

    She must’ve been so proud to pull off the ‘ole purse-matches-the-fruit-hat caper. Niiiice.

  23. Maya B says:

    At least the locals are smiling. Then again, they’re being paid to do that…

  24. mark says:

    Why do i want to call that guy in back Bernie. hmmm Taking a Cruise with Bernie.

  25. Penny Dreadful says:

    Well, I guess we can tell whose idea that vacation was.

  26. CarpoolMom says:

    Gee, I’m from Washington state so when I think of tropical fruit apples don’t exactly come to mind……

  27. Diana says:

    I think the guy at the back is checking to make sure he doesn’t have any fruit baskets on his head.
    You never know.

  28. Allison says:

    poor ladies in crazy hats. imagine embracing strange white people all day for a living with fruit on your head.

  29. volkschick says:

    At least Mom looks like she’s having fun…..

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