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    Missing Woman finds Herself



    A missing woman on vacation in Iceland managed to unwittingly join a search party looking for herself.

    Toronto Sun reports that a tourist group traveling by bus to the volcanic Eldgja canyon made a pit stop near the canyon park. The woman in question went inside to freshen up and change her clothes at the rest stop, and when she came back “her busmates didn’t recognize her.”

    Word spread among the group of a missing passenger, and the woman didn’t recognize the description of herself. Next thing you know, a 50-person search party was canvassing the area, and the coast guard was mobilizing to deploy a search party of its own.

    About 3am, some genius in the group finally figured out that the missing woman was actually in the search party, albeit in different clothes, and the search was called off.

    No word on what kind of wardrobe was involved in this woman’s “freshening up.” But her sense of self-image must be way out of whack to join a search party until 3am without even suspecting for a minute that the woman in the description bore some resemblance to herself.
    I see fish. They are everywhere. They don't know they are fish.

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    was she an American blonde

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    ^Nope, an immigration official from Kuala Lumpur...

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    Haha! !

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    Flakey women go over to live in an Ashram in India to find themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Flakey women go over to live in an Ashram in India to find themselves.
    Alanis Morisette


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge
    No word on what kind of wardrobe was involved in this woman’s “freshening up.”
    Davina goes into the ladies bog, washes the make up off, ties her long hair up under a hat, changes the skirt for trousers, comes out as David.

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    Is she that woman who wakes each morning and gets up herself

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    Perhaps due to communication problems (poor English skills)?

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    Shouldn't she of gone to India to find herself?

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    Best story I have heard all week! Thanks, green sent.

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    LOL... wtf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick View Post
    was she an American blonde
    You didn't even score in the 50 percentile!

    Who is the Dummy now.

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    ^HUH?

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    Doesnt quite add up. Perhaps she was enjoying the attention....

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    I thought it odd since usually on bus tours people tend to sit in the same seats throughout the entire day.

    The story as reported is a tad short on facts.

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    Very amusing....but why weren't the passengers counted on?

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    ^What?...Counted on to tell the truth?...

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    Perhaps the tour guide didn't bother.

    I was on a visa run, many years ago, to Poi Pet, and the bus pulled away with one person missing, even after the Thai guide had supposedly counted everyone.

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    odd how this has surfaced on various travel sites in the last few days; considering it occurred in 2012.

    See last para.

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    The Independent
    'Missing' Icelandic tourist goes in search of herself
    31 August 2012

    A woman on a visit to Iceland has managed to add new twist to the concept of "self-discovery" after taking part in a major mountain search operation for a lost tourist before admitting to police that she was the missing person everyone was looking for.

    The bizarre mix up occurred last Saturday in Iceland's southern volcanic region near the island's Eidgja canyon, a remote but popular walking area for visiting tourists.

    The woman in question was reported to have failed to return to her tour bus.

    The tour company driver waited for an hour. When the woman failed to turn up, he alerted police and search teams were dispatched to the area shortly afterwards. They started combing the barren treeless hillsides looking for an Asian woman described as 5ft 2in and wearing dark clothing.

    The expedition was only called off at 3am after it emerged that the woman had been on the bus all along and had even participated in the search, having had no idea that she had been reported missing.

    Before getting back on the bus, the "missing" tourist had apparently changed her clothes and "freshened up".

    Her fellow passengers and the driver did not recognise her as being the same woman.

    The penny only dropped when the search was well underway. She immediately told the bus driver, who informed the police.

    Sveinn Runarsson, the police chief in charge of the rescue, said that "the people on the bus had not been counted correctly".

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    No doubt in two years' time the Toronto Sun will feature reports about a missing Malaysian airlines plane.

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    She wasn't even missed, so why did she bother to find herself?

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