My $15.00 ORANGE!!! TJ Maxx travel bag is dead, murdered by the American Airlines baggage handlers who'd packed the plane for flight 1861 to Kansas City 13 days ago.
Yes, you read correctly - that tag DOES read "2406" and not "1861." Flight 2406 was my return flight. I didn't have another bag to pack my stuff in for the return flight, though, and I wasn't about to go shopping for a new one when I was A) sick for most of the trip and B) wouldn't know where to shop for an orange bag in KC even if I was feeling 100%, so I just had to figure out how get this one home.
And I did!
Imagine what I could have done with your paws!
I was halfway to the airport with Shel before I burst out laughing, realizing I'd left 4 or 5 long strips of duct tape hanging from the lamp in the corner of the hotel room. I can only imagine what the maid must have thought when she came to clean my room later that day. I'd originally planned on wrapping the whole bag in long strips of duct tape, but realized the TSA might have to undo all that work and cut it all off in performing a security check. I opted to just tape up the affected corner as best I could, but then promptly forgot to throw away the rest of the strips of tape.
Aethelred's pretty excited about getting a new bag - his tail's totally outgrown the old one.