O.K. I guess it was not earth-shattering news when I reported, in my typically hilariously humor-laden writing style, that airline baggage handlers don’t always handle our bags as if our luggage contained unprotected Faberge eggs.
My story went as far as suggesting that the Baggage Toss may even be under consideration as a future Official Olympic Sport.
I still think the most amazing part of the story is that the airline employees fling our suitcases within just a few feet of where we are sitting. Either they are unbelievably oblivious to that fact or just assume the chance is slim of us climbing out through those little double-pane windows to ask them,
“WHAT THE F#@K DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?!?”
So, I would like to report here as to all the notoriety I received from my crack reporting, which, in my case is something like talking out of my arse?
I did NOT get a YouTube video out of my story.
I did NOT get invited on the morning news show circuit.
I did NOT get a call from the airline begging me to take some compensation for my injuries—or those to my Samsonite traveling companion.
But when Dave Carroll went through the same experience and made musical mention, his story has gone, as you kids call it, viral.
So, I have to ask, why him and not me.
Other than the fact that he is incredibly good looking—not that I noticed—and has a great singing voice and his song is fantastic, my story went out on a blog read by at least ten people (and that is counting my eight views of my own story).
But he really is cute…not that I noticed.