Nov 14, 2007

bag-load of fear...

i love traveling light. normally, if i'm traveling even for a week, all i need is either a large hand-bag or a haversack-sized carry-on bag. that's mainly coz my clothes don't take up too much space. they're usually anti-crease, so i can stuff them! it's d shampoo/conditioner bottles, d body-wash, photo id's & the footwear which takes up space. which reminds me... i HAVE to go & check out the camileon heels. they're adjustable heels. so u can wear one pair of shoes as almost-flats & then attach the heel & there u are! all set to party in ur stilletoes! so u can save considerable space in ur luggage. but i'm digressing...

i don't know when d fascination for traveling light started. but over a period of time, i've figured out why.

for starters, i'm terrified... no PARANOID about airlines losing my luggage! i know there is no basis for this. but heyy, it's paranoia! u can't expect it to be logical, can ya?! i just think that every time i check in my luggage, the airline person looks at me with a gleam in their eyes... with the kind of look that says "there go ur beloved possessions! didn't u learn not to be so possessive of material comforts!?" of course, that is SO not true. but i still think so! and i look positively like an apprehensive kitten while waiting for my luggage at the conveyor belt. more so, if it's taking forever to come!

which brings me to d other aspect. when the bags start rolling out on the conveyor belt, i'm petrified that i won't be able to identify my bag! and i'd let it pass around. and that d airline would then refuse to return my bag to me coz it was unclaimed. and i'd be stuck with no bag. all coz i was stupid! i thought this happened only to me. but last time at the NY airport, i noticed THREE other people. all looking equally worried. and checking tags on every other bag that passed them by. i presumed it was coz they cudn't identify their bags either! of course, i've quickly solved this issue by buying bright orange bags! i haven't seen too many other orange bags, so mine are easy to spot!

also, i don't like to wait. all sorts of things prop up in my head while i'm waiting for my bags to arrive! and it brings out the bitch in me. which, is not nice. at all. all these factors put together means that i simply ensure that i travel really light! after all... if u're scared enuf of something, u'll do everything u can to avoid it. and i do.

11 comments:

plush said...

bright orange bags eh...hmm..will look out for that next time around...

Monsieur K said...

"bright orange bags" :D
and i always wondered why i ended up buying the usual black/grey/dark blue bags - they are just sooo common!

anyways, hope u & V had a fabulous Diwali!
thanks for your wishes too. :)

Orchid said...

Orange bags :)..i shouldve figured!1
and thanks for the tip on camileon heels..how did I miss that.
But I am so unlike you..I just dunno how to travel light...I am clueless when it comes to taking the right stuff and always end up over packing!

La vida Loca said...

You travel light..thats sweet!
Thanks for the camelion heels tip.. :D

Trishna said...

All OK here.. will write more in the next week! Till then :)

Kalyan said...

Thanks God you like to travel light. In fact, you are only few of the women i know who 'like' to travel light. Plenty of times I have been to railway stations and airports to receive Aunty's or friends(girls, i mean) or some lady who is known to my family, and have found myself amidst tons of baggage.

Where were you all these years dear?

rayshma said...

kalyan: :) thx! where have i been? living in the real world only, i guess...!

trish! tk care..

LVL: oh u're welcome! aren't they darling!?

orch: those camileon heels aren't available here...:( but u can pick 'em online! :)

ketan: i wanted bright green, but they weren't avlbl! :D so i settled for orange! hehe...

plush: yeps. u do that! and if u see someone with bright orange bags, yell out my name! :D

Fuzzylogic said...

I'll surely keep a watch out for some bright orange bags:)I'm petrified about my luggage just like you and keep thinking I will miss them for sure everytime I board the flight even though so far I have never missed any. I can never travel light though more so when you have a personal porter in hand.PC man claims he has solely developed all his muscles just carrying my luggage around:)

RR said...

heh.. you are a kook!

rayshma said...

rr :what's a "kook"? :( now, am feeling all old & jaded... :(

fuzz: my personal porter has LOADZ of his own luggage to carry! and is amazed by how light i can travel.. hehe!

meow said...

I thought only i was paranoid bout such stuff!! :) Was blog hopping and came through pixie's :) been reading right from the start. Nice ones :)