This topic has come up before but this latest story is the best, ever. A co-worker and good friend of mine, Cordell (check his blog at Cordell’s Mind) recently took a work trip. He flew to
It’s times like this that your brain needs a reboot. I’m sure he stood there looking at all of the contents of the bag (none of which belonged to him) and for a brief moment he wondered, “Who did this to me? Where is my stuff? Did I bring my wife? If I did, she’s probably still at the airport and she’s probably pretty angry!” He probably dug even deeper into the suitcase, looking for the shirts and shoes that did belong to him, on the outside chance that he packed all of the women’s stuff on top by accident.
What happened? How could two people in two different cities each take someone else’s bag all the way back to their hotel? In this case, they had some “help” from the airline. You see, Cordell’s suitcase was in
My question used to be, “How can anyone be so unobservant that they don’t recognize their own suitcase?” Now I know the answer is, “people do it all the time, and it’s not always their fault!” When you check your bag, you need to watch it from the time it leaves your hand through the time it takes the ticketing agent to tag it, and all the way to the point where it disappears under the little curtain. At your destination, you need to check the tag BEFORE you leave the airport and you might even want to unzip the corner and take a peek inside!
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