Digital depedence

I have recently lost two of my closest (digital) friends… first the iPod and now… oh god, I am tearing up as I even think of it, I have lost my laptop. To make matters worse Southwest Airlines is responsible for both of these unfortunate events (OK, the iPod was clearly my fault, but that is not as much the point here as the fact that it was on a Southwest airplane). I was flying standby this weekend on my way back from Seattle and in turn the last person to board the plane. As you know, if you have done any bit of traveling, especially on Southwest, that there are people who decide that “one larger carryon in the overhead and one smaller one under the seat in front of you” really means both these items plus their guitar case, three large shopping bags, the “lap” riding baby, and their full length down coat with scarf hat and gloves should all go in the over head bin – god I hate those people. And because of these overly courteous folks, first I had to leave my bag at the gate to be “checked” and then I had to endure nasty glares and huffs from the lady who had to move her other 2 bags that were sitting on the last available seat on the plane in order for me to have a place to sit. Who the hell do I think I am making her move her bags? I know, I am terrible. Anyway, I return to San Francisco to find that my suitcase did not. That was Sunday. It is now Tuesday. Let’s all say a little prayer in hopes for the safe return of my suitcase (with laptop!) and maybe even someday, my iPod.


  1. Laurie said,

    May 10, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    Oh no! This is indeed a travesty. I am tearing just thinking about it, too. Maybe we can take a roadtrip to Alabama where all the missing luggage supposedly goes.

  2. Traveler said,

    May 10, 2006 @ 11:05 am

    I loved the story over dinner last night about the woman climbing on the plane with her luggage bag, 2 large shopping bags, and another hand bag. I applaud the passenger who called her a “dumb b*tch” for trying to take up all the overhead space.

  3. Chipmonkey said,

    May 10, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    And by travesty, I am sure you mean tragedy and that it is indeed. But the good news is they found my bag and the lappy is home safe with me. All those prayers helped – thanks everyone!

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