Anyone who’s been on a long train ride knows they’re boring as heck. But some ways of spicing them up are probably not in your best interest.
Bryan Cranston knows this all too well. He appeared on Conan this week and told a little story about how he and his wife, Robin Dearden, celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe. They took a travel agent’s (bad, in hindsight) advice about spicing up their train ride from Switzerland to Italy.
“Imagine a flatbed train where three cars bumper-to-bumper are going on it. We were in the middle, there was a van full of kids in front of us and two couples from Italy in back of us,” he explained. “And the travel agent said, ‘By the way, the third tunnel is 50 minutes long. It’s tradition for honeymooners to take advantage of that time.'”
So when they hit the third tunnel, Cranston and Dearden did what honeymooners do.
“It was exciting!” he said, adding that it was “completely dark” while the train went through the tunnel.
You can see where this is going. The tunnel wasn’t as long as the travel agent had promised, and mid-deed, Cranston said he started being able to see his wife’s face.
“Within seconds, [we were] out in broad daylight,” he said. “The children in the front, they’re turning around and their grandmother’s like, ‘No, no, no, no!’ And she gives me a look like, ‘You! You! How? No.’ And I was like, ’50 minutes! They told us 50 minutes.’ And my gorgeous wife says to me those three words you always want to hear: ‘Get off me.'”
Yeah, we probably would have said the same, TBH. Talk about awkward.