My son had gotten a remote-control drone for Christmas. It was one of those cool ones that could take pictures. My husband went outside with the boy to give it a test run. Of course, my husband had to test it first.
He flew it high in the sky and navigated it above all the houses. When he wanted it to come back, he pressed the "return home" button.
But it didn't return home. It accelerated in the opposite direction. In no time at all, the drone had disappeared into the woods, never to be seen again.
My boy was shocked and disappointed. His Christmas present was gone. We've been searching for the drone, but still haven't found it. My guess is that it's in space photographing alien life forms. It'll be back with some interesting pictures, I'm sure.
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Your story about the drone reminds me of that episode of Modern Family. Drones are popular gift items this year and it seems like the air (and the woods) will soon be filled with those flying contraptions. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Bubba's drone achieved "escape velocity," left the earth's orbit and is taking pictures of Saturn's moons even as we speak! :)
Happy, happy new year, my sweet friend!
I have no doubt that the drone is in orbit around some distant planet. Saturn's moons might be kind of interesting. I hope it takes some good pictures!Delete
Happy New Year to you, too!
the Chinese made it so that it returns home to them :)ReplyDelete
You might be right!Delete
What a terrible pity that (a) Your husband didn't go chasing after the drone, shaking his fist and shouting, (b) you did not have a video camera with you, and (c) it was functional, with batteries, and (d) it was close at hand so that, (e) you could videotape your husband legging it after said drone, shouting and shaking his fist so that (f) you could make lots of money selling the footage to various humorous channels and YouTube where you could have people PayPerView.ReplyDelete
...Happy new year!
I regret not having a video of it. It could have been so profitable! ;-)Delete
E.T. will bring it back maybe one day.ReplyDelete
I hope so!Delete
Aw, that's a shame how he lost his Christmas present like that... :/ReplyDelete
I actually think my husband is more heart-broken about it than my son. But yes, it's a real shame it was lost on its maiden voyage.Delete
Oh my goodness, that must have been so disappointing for your son :(ReplyDelete
He wasn't happy. But it wasn't the end of the world.Delete
Oh what an upset for your son, hope it turns up.ReplyDelete
It'll return in about a year, I think.Delete
Yikes. That's terrible.ReplyDelete
Not the way it was supposed to go!Delete
Oh dear, how did it happen? Your son must be so upset.ReplyDelete
It must've been a malfunction. The return home button did not return it to the remote control. As Dezzy said, it probably returned home to China.Delete
Awww, hope you find it. Send Shultz after it.ReplyDelete
I was thinking about that, but that silly dog would be so distracted by the deer in the woods, that there would be no way he'd focus on finding a drone.Delete
Huh, please don't abandon the search. Aerial photography using a drone is thrilling. I can imagine how much your kid will be disappointed. It might have got stuck on tree branches.ReplyDelete
If everything fails to locate the toy gadget buy a better one for him asap; let it be his New year gift :)
It might have to be a little later. Those things are rather expensive.Delete
Oh, poor Bubba. It must have been a big disappointment for him. I wish it would surprise everyone and come back to your house with some new evidence of where it went.ReplyDelete