Monday, August 21, 2006

Press Release: Haitian History Made Tuesday August 22, 2006

Press Release: Haitian History Made Tuesday August 22, 2006

Tuesday August 22nd 2006 marks a momentous occasion in Haitian History as Ferentz Lafargue attempts to become the first Haitian ever to travel to Haiti with one bag, a carry-on at that. American Airlines, the Haitian Embassy in New York and Miami have called a press conference to mark this important event. Wyclef Jean will be on hand at the press conference to perform a reggaeton song recorded specifically for this occasion called “One Bag.” Talks are underway for a stamp featuring either Mr. Lafargue and his bag, or just the bag itself.


If successful, Mr. Lafargue will complete the feat first attempted by Jean-Jean Jean-Michel in 1976 when he tried traveling from New York to Haiti with a single bag only to be guilted by a ti-gran into adding one of her bags to his luggage after she had gone over the weight limit with her baggage.

As Marie-Lourdes Pierre-Jeannot, Haitian Ambassador to the United States said in a pre-released statement, “Mr. Lafargue’s one bag passage to Haiti ranks right up there with Garcelle Beauvais debut on the venerable Jamie Foxx show. It’s a day that Haitians every where will remember fondly.”

Additional reporting provided by The Nightshift Chronicler

7 comments:

Ebony said...

i dont get it. why is the one bag so important???

MF said...

hilarious! A one bag passage for any caribbean folks returning to the islands is an incredible feat indeed!

gary said...

that's too funny.

I think this is a global phenom. A Korean friend of mine was just telling me that she went on a trip with her parents and they brought a rice cooker. Their bags were overweight so they had to do some re-shifting and when her mom pulled the cooker out in the middle of the terminal was mor-ti-fied.

One bag or two, have a great/safe trip!

miamihurricanes2002 said...

This just in....
In addition to the astounding "One Bag", Mr. Lafargue has arrived to the airport with plenty of time to spare for departure and has driving directionsfrom Haiti's airport to his tante's home. Complete with an EXACT street address!! Truly amazing!

Smiling Sista said...

Sorry that upon arrival you began to have second thoughts about your one bag wonder, FL :o(. So as to fit their stuff in the car b4 heading to the airport (!!), I was thinking that my mom and dad could very much use a packing consultation from you. Especially if they're gonna catch the travel bug (and visit cities and countries that begin with the letter "M," of course) in retirement... LOL.

dp said...

LMAO! I can still hear the trumpets.

R. Gay said...

Hilarious!

I can't believe they let you on the plane with so little luggage. My mom would have not been well with me if I didn't take advantage of checking as many large bags as possible when I go back to Haiti each time. Each time she goes, she takes suitcases that are seemingly larger than she is.