mardi 4 novembre 2008

Travelling, but not in luck...

So, I got to Chicago.

Alas, my luggage stayed in Paris.

As I waited (and waited) for my bags in Detroit, it became more and more obvious that they weren't on their way. I looked for a representative of the airline (thank you, Northwest) but no luck. they were hiding.

After annoying a customs guy into helping me, a NWA person found me and said that I was one of thirty bags that had been left in Paris. They could have got the bags on board, but that would have made for a late departure, so the Captain took the decision to leave the bags behind. Great.

On the flight from Detroit to O'Hare, I was sat in First, next to a pilot.

"Where have you flown in from?" asked the steward of the pilot.

"I just captained the flight from Paris" said the pilot.

It was too good to be true. This was the very person who had decided to leave my bag behind.

"Excuse me Sir", said I. "I wonder if you can lend me some underpants...?"

He looked very uncomfortable.

14 commentaires:

A Lewis a dit…

So, I'm on pins and needles here....did he give you his used, delicious Captain's shorts? A perfect opportunity...especially if he was sexy and hot!

Daisy a dit…

Too good! But too too bad about your pants... did they at least give you some money to buy some new ones while you were there? And how was Aimee?! Did she do Wise Up? Did you cry your eyes out?!
Hope you have a better trip back...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

lewis, he was ugly and old. Looked like he could have flown B52's in the war...

Daisy, they gave me 50 dollars...and Aimee was amazing - some of the Magnolia stuff made me fill up, if not cry...amazing.

12ontheinside a dit…

HAhahaha.
So, did you find out the answer to the age old question - do pilots wear briefs or boxers?

Swearing Mother a dit…

Any excuse to get into another bloke's pants, Travelling.

Nice try.

aims a dit…

So if you're in Detroit - I'm just a hop skip and a jump - across - the country and up. Don't forget.

Louise a dit…

Since you're on the same continent as I am, I KNOW you heard me laughing!

I hope you're having a smashing time because I'm miserable without your posts!

Mike a dit…

priceless!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti, I have no idea...he was no beauty, trust me!

SM - you know me so well....

Aims, I'm in Chicago....still, not so far away as paris.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, i've been miserable without internet access - lucky I found this machine tucked away in a corner of the hotel...

Mike, you bet it!

Victor a dit…

My sympathies. I'm also intrigued that having flown from Paris to Detroit the pilot was then working again on the flight to Chicago. Doesn't NWA have work hours limitations for it's pilots?

(I'm in Australia and not sure about distances Between Detroit/Chicago). Perhaps it is a very short flight.)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

victor, the fact that I was sat next to him gives it away, no? he was travelling the leg, not flying it....he he

welcome!

Victor a dit…

Sorry, I'm a dummy! I thought when you said you sat in first next to a pilot it was your euphemism for next to the pilot's cabin! I should have taken more notice of the "a". I'll read your posts most carefully in future, lol.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Victor your not a dummy, you just need to get better at speed reading! he he.