I've been aggrieved lately obsessing over losing a pair of sunglasses and a book during a recent trip. I was in Las Vegas 3 weeks ago and when I got home I was quite perturbed to find that I no longer had my classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a Nelson DeMille book I had been reading. I tore my suitcase apart looking in every square inch, hoping they were in there somewhere.
And when I obsess, I obsess. It was driving me crazy wondering how I could have been so clumsy. The glasses cost about $80 five years ago, they're probably $100 today. I was halfway through the book and enjoying it, now I would have to buy another copy to finish it.
Did I leave them in the hotel, on the plane, in the car ride home from the airport? Seriously, this was driving me crazy.
Last night, I literally had a Eureka moment and sat up at 4 in the morning - now, this is 3 weeks later, mind you - and thought: the computer bag. I had taken my laptop with me and haven't opened it since I came home. So I get it out and sure enough there was the damn book. The bag has lots of pouches and is great for putting in things to carry on the plane.
But, and this is the part that's totally my bad luck: no sunglasses. A $9 paperback, sure, that I find; $100 sunglasses? Nah.
Friday, August 28, 2009
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