Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I don't usually get this passionate about luggage.
It's all pretty cut and dried to me.
I just want a valise to get my clothes, makeup, hair accessories, shoes, pjs and other paraphernalia from point A to point B!
I don't really care what color it is, as long as it's not pink with purple polka dots. (Although that would be pretty easy to locate in baggage claim!)
Meshack has never been married to any particular type of suitcase either. He's pretty easy to please. Make it easy to carry or pull and he's all over it.
But something came over us this weekend.
And it wasn't pretty.
Who would think that two adults would be reduced to carrying on about carry-ons in the middle of Wa!-Mart!
And if that weren't bad enough...
It was IN FRONT OF THE KIDS!
What a sight we must have been!
No seriously harsh words were exchanged...and voices weren't raised much above normal talking level...but anyone within a three aisle radius could just tell.
The tension was thick.
The brave souls who tried to push past us in the suitcase aisle, smiled sympathetically at our children.
One man even tried to help.
Couldn't he see his sage advise was falling on deaf ears?
We were as set in our opinions as day old oatmeal on my kid's breakfast bowl.
I wanted two medium sized suitcases - because as any SANE person will tell you...when I travel back to the states by myself it will be nearly impossible for me to lug a HUGE suitcase along with a diaper bag and a toddler sized child!
The smaller the better.
Meshack wanted to buy the five-pack...because it was a good deal. Even though there's no way I can pack all my junk in it's tiny, little medium sized suitcase.
I'm sure everyone that pushed past us in that aisle was thinking the same thing.
In the end we gave up.
We walked away mad.
Meshack went on to buy birthday supplies for Punky.
I took Punky and Q-ball to the van to wait.
About 45 minutes later, Meshack came out pushing the 5-piece suitcase pack in the grocery cart.
I guess this is when I need to think about my new camera!
And make plans to go back for a medium size bag!