I'm trying to kill a snake in a cupboard. I'm using a garden fork. I pull an unzipped sleeping bag out of the cupboard. I hope the snake is not tangled up in it. At least while the snake is in the cupboard I have some control over the situation.
I zip myself in the sleeping bag and float down a river.
A bright pink party balloon floats over the river with a kitten dangling from it. Every time the kitten miaows miniature lightning flashes inside the balloon.
Soon I am washed up on a beach among piles of seaweed. I slither out and dry myself with a towel.
Then I look down and see that the lower half of my body is like a mermaid's. I can't remain standing on my tail and I fall over.