So I dutifully pack my camera into my bag whenever I go out - and last night was no exception - as I was off to an exhibition with my enthusiastic "felting friend", Narelle!
The exhibition, aptly named "Felt like it" featured wearable art by the gorgeous and flamboyant Rita Caspersz. Here we are pictured among some of Rita's creations. Narelle is to Rita's left and I am far right. I am sorry about the poor lighting in this shot as you can't see the full beauty of Rita's garments.
Anyhow, Narelle and I decided to make a night of it and go to a restaurant after the event, so off we headed to the nearest TGI Fridays... we parked the car on the upper car-park level... and tried to find the exit!
Where is the exit?
Where are the stairs?
Surely there must be a sign somewhere??? Narelle finds a door, we ignore the "Fire Exit" sign on it and enter...
Yep - we entered alright - but do you think we could get OUT?!!! We find ourselves at the bottom of the stairwell, surrounded by broken eggs and their stale splattered contents... and can not open the fire EXIT door! So we trot back up the stairs again to get out from whence we came...but the one thing with fire doors (as Ral and I have discovered) is that once they are closed behind you, they do not open again!
So here we are - TRAPPED - in Salmonella-City! Here is Ral pictured by the door with some of her newly-acquainted Egg-pals:
I'm sure that the local Fire Brigade would have been alerted simply by the velocity of our laughter, as we couldn't quite believe how we had gotten ourselves into this predicament!
So Ral has the brainwave to call TGI Fridays, and the manager endeavours to come to our rescue. While we wait, Ral has another go at opening the door - this time using her foot instead of her hands - and Wah-La! We are free girls again!!!
It was a bit embarrassing walking into the restaurant as it seemed that every staff member knew we were the ditzies stuck in the fire escape! But we lived to tell another tale... and the camera proved its use again! I'll refrain from putting up pics of all the broken eggs I saw, as from the amount of images on my camera it would seem I was rather taken with them!
This is Ral and I just before we left the restaurant to drive home... we had such a good laugh.... and if you're wondering... No, Omelet was not on the menu!!