How many of you travel for the holidays? The airport is busy and rushed and you never know if your flight will be on time. When you have connecting flights, you may wonder if you’ll ever get to your destination. Earlier today I watched a video about things that happen at the airport during this hectic time of year that made me giggle.
Did it make you laugh too? I love the way that Sears got creative with their advertising. And it makes me think about airports and mishaps that happened during the holidays. At the time, they can be awful. Looking back on them; though, hopefully we can laugh. That’s what happened to me, my husband, my daughter, Sammi and my mother two years ago.
We were off to visit my daughter and son-in-law who live in Kansas for the holidays. We’re in Florida so driving was out of the question. I took care of our flight arrangements and counted down the days until we were going to be with them.
Finally the day of our flight came. It was early in the morning and the check-in line was full. It wasn’t even open – no employees behind the counter. Our flight was scheduled soon and it was the same for others. Tempers were flaring. Finally agents arrived to take our luggage and get our boarding passes.
It was a bit like a stampede. Soon we were on our first flight and settled in, excited again to be all together for Christmas Eve, Christmas and a few days after. The next flight was much smoother. And the drive to my daughter’s house was quick.
When we arrived, there were hugs and kisses all around and the eating began. My son-in-law showed us to our guest rooms and I began to unpack. We had brought all kinds of cold weather clothing and even a few gifts.
It was time to take my dose of medicine. Where was it? I had packed a bag to carry on that held all of it (and there’s a lot) along with some food. My family is always concerned about food! Everyone searched the house and the car. We called the airport and the airline. I had left the luggage in that long line back in Tampa. To this day I don’t know how a bomb squad wasn’t sent in. My poor husband had to call to get emergency refills of my prescriptions and go out to get them.
The best part….I had the carry on all along at my daughter’s house. The one with the food was left at the airport.
My husband held back his temper, but boy was he mad! I was so embarrassed. Now, it’s one of those stories our family talks about and laughs over.
This is a sponsored post. I’m a Sears Blogger, though all opinions are my own.