Quotable #69: Luggage

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“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” — Erma Bombeck

“I went to the airport. I had three pieces of luggage. I said that I want this piece to go to Cleveland, this piece to Toronto and this piece to Florida. The airline agent said, ‘We can’t do that.’ I replied, ‘Well, you did it last week.’” — Henny Youngman, in Doug Lansky, There’s No Toilet Paper — On the Road Less Traveled: The Best Travel Humor and Adventure, 1998

“I often don’t know where my Luggage is, that’s what being a tourist is all about.” — Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic, 2000

“They have luggage stores in airports. Who forgets their suitcase? Have you ever seen a guy with an armload of shirts going, ‘Hurrah, a suitcase!'” — Jay Mohr

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22 thoughts on “Quotable #69: Luggage

      1. Interesting – they say in the U.S. that Mother’s Day is the busiest day for telephone calls; that is not the case for Father’s Day however. That tells me mothers over here get a phone call from their offspring, but are not treated for lunch or dinner on their special day.

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  1. Yep. I remember bringing my then boyfriend home to meet my parents for the first time. My luggage made it, his didn’t. Poor guy had to wear some of my father’s clothes! He handled it like a man, which impressed my parents, and we eventually married.

    Then, years later, we got divorced and I came home. I came to Buffalo, my luggage went to the other side of the country (I can’t recall what city). For someone who flies so rarely, I seem to have an inordinate amount of experience with mis-directed luggage. I should have such luck playing the lottery.

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    1. I have a friend who’s like that. He rarely travels but it seems that his luggage always ends up somewhere else. One time, when he come back here in Hong Kong from Seoul, one of his luggage somehow went to Tallinn (Estonia)… He had to wait for almost a week before he recovered his luggage.

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    1. Happened to me a number of times so personally, I found to hard to call them exceptions. For example, just 8 months ago, when I came back from Belgium, I was informed that my luggage somehow ended up in Bangkok (instead of Hong Kong) 😃😅

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