When I went to Denver to RomCon, I had an experience. I had just got off the plane and thought I should run to the restroom and get down stairs so I could claim my checked bag which had a lot of expensive goodies in it. I had my carryon and my laptop bag with me and rushed into the restroom.
I picked the large stall so my suitcase would fit inside with me. I take a seat and someone down the row slams the stall door, jiggling my door and effectively loosening the latch. My door swings open. Outward. I can’t reach it. People are walking by looking at me like I did it on purpose. Finally the cleaning lady was nice enough to close my door until I finished.
But it didn’t end there. I go down to collect my checked bag and I am looking for the exit that will take me to the shuttle. There is a sign that points to pickup above an escalator. So I have a fifty pound rolling suitcase, my carryon rolling suitcase and my laptop bag.
I can do this. Or at least I thought I could. I put the large suitcase in front of me and pulled my smaller one and laptop behind me. I got on successfully. But like with airplanes, it is all about the landing. LOL.
The large case hits the end of the stairs and sticks. My smaller suitcase hits me and I go flying over the top of my suitcase. My luggage and shoes are now tumbling at the bottom of the escalator and I am quickly jumping up to look around to see if there were witnesses to my humiliating landing. The people near the top look away, smirks barely hidden.
So that happened... Have you ever had a bad travel experience? Or a loopy one? They say misery loves company!