Flying home from Tampa yesterday the zippers in my suitcase burst at the seams once I got to my terminal. Thankfully I was able to use garbage bags to tie them together making a make shift bungee to get home. It made me think about people in foreign countries who do the best they can with the limited resources they have.
They remain hopeful, calm, cool and collected as I did when all my luggage opened up and poured onto the floor at the busy but lovely Tampa International Airport. The issue was within my control and it wasn’t unmanageable yet.
Without question it may be time for a new suitcase but this experience reminded me it may not always be the people that are the issue like I traditionally think. I am quick to jump to conclusions and pass judgement but there is often so much I don’t know. Would I be a bad person if I continued to use this tied up suitcase on my next trip? Not entirely but it is time for an upgrade.
While boarding, someone in line whispered to her husband to look at my tied up suitcase.
While sitting in my seat after having my make shift suitcase on the airplane in the overhead container and tucked away for take off a flight attendant said “boy someone needs a new suitcase” as if I’ve been flying like that for years.
I felt like a bum but not entirely because the other 90% of me was proud I got it to stay closed!
I’ve been the flight attendant making jokes before and I’ve been the couple snickering, I am them often. It was a good reminder to not be quick to cast judgement on other peoples baggage but to love everybody, always.
Some much more pleasant photos from my trip to Florida.
I am a young, go getter and I am very curious, a goal of mine is to learn something new every day.