And Now . . . Back to My Story

October 15, 2007

Crisis averted.

This week’s host of the Carnival of Family Life has gotten her server issues all sorted out. Yay!

Now, where was I? Oh yeah . . .

As I frantically scanned the crowd of passengers, I knew my chances of finding the passenger was slim. There are many ways to get to baggage claim and they could have gone in any direction. A fellow crew member came with me to help in my search. As I was describing my baggage tags to her, she pointed over to a male and said, “Is that it?” I turned to see an older man just strolling along doing a little window shopping at the News Stand.

I ran over to him, yelling to get his attention. I think everyone in the vicinity heard me . . . except him. He just kept walking. I finally caught up and touched his arm. Needless to say, he was shocked when I told him what happened. The strange thing is that he didn’t leave a bag on the plane so why did he think he had one to begin with? And you know what the funny thing is? I remember saying “Goodbye” to him as he was walking off the plane!

I still can’t believe how lucky I was. There are many ways to get to baggage claim and he could have gone in any direction. What are the chances of me actually crossing his path? My guardian angel was definitely looking out for me that day.


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  • The Carnival of Family Life is up at ManicMama. She even awarded me the Nice Matters Award! I’m just happy that she got her server problems fixed. I know how much it sucks not to have your computer!
  • I’ve also been awarded the “Totally Fabulous” Award by Christine of Are We There Yet? This has to be one of my favorite ones because it’s so pretty! *hee hee* I can’t remember how I initially met Christine but I’m so glad I did. She’s one of my biggest supporters! Now I’d like to pass it on to five other fabulous bloggers who also happen to be my most frequent commenters. You ladies are fabulous to me!
    • JameeForever
    • Sunshine’s Blog
    • Sandier Pastures
    • Write From Karen
    • Sunny Days at the Beach

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21 Comments on “And Now . . . Back to My Story”


Grace said:

I was so surprised to see this!! Thanks for giving me this fab award!

October 15, 2007
12:42 pm

chesca (exskindiver) said:

glad you were able to retrieve your bag!
(now why indeed did he pick up a bag if he did not take on on board???)

but indeed your GA was watching out for you.
I am off to your baby store because I have a gift to purchase for my friend that just gave birth.

October 15, 2007
12:42 pm

Carey said:

You sure got lucky! Im so glad you got your bag back.

October 15, 2007
12:56 pm

summershine said:

I’m so glad you found it. That is so weird that he would take a carry on off when he didn’t bring one.


Renee said:

The strange thing is that he didn’t leave a bag on the plane so why did he think he had one to begin with?

being the sceptic that I am, I tend to believe that he did hear you and that he took the bag on purpose.

I’m so glad you got it back!


Renee said:

re: mom. Yeah, I hope it’s not as bad as I’m expecting too…although she’s already (over the phone) told me how I should be doing my laundry…AGAIN!


Melissa said:

Yeah… um… sounds to me like it wasn’t a “mistake”. Call me a pessimist, but his story sounds off… glad you got it back!!


Jennifer said:

What an adventure!! I can’t believe you found your bag!! YOu need to put a huge pink pom pom or something on it!! That way some guy won’t think its his!! :-)


Margie at Limited Edition Foods said:

Congrats on the lucky catch with the bag, and the fab award!


Baby Advice said:

That is a great story! You got lucky! It’s crazy how things work out!


Mary said:

Wow, that is lucky that you found that man. Did he give a reason for having taken your rollerboard? tha’s just weird.



I wonder if this guy does this alot and this is how he gets his kicks. Weird! Glad you got it back!

October 15, 2007
11:44 pm

Dana said:

An award!!! You are too kind Kailani!!! seriously. You made my evening :)

I am so glad you got your bag..I was wondering how that was going to turn out. Yep, God was watching out for you that is for sure! Do you think the old man had a touch of Alzheimers? I mean, come on - you didn’t bring a bag on, yet you take one off? Or maybe he was trying to steal it and figured nobody would suspect an elderly person?

Well, I’m just glad you got it back! And thanks again for the award.

October 16, 2007
12:18 am

Vader's Mom said:

I’m so glad that you found it!! We’ve been lucky with Jeff’s luggage so far. It hasn’t been lost, but he’s broken more then his share of it!!


Write From Karen said:

Wow. Just wow. You are one lucky gal. I’m SO GLAD you retrieved your bag!


JessicaK said:

Yeah, I’m going to have to go with popular opinion on this one and say he took the bag on purpose. Why on earth else would he walk off with a bag with a pink tag and white numbers? And I’m usually an optimist! Anyway, I’m so glad you got it back!


Pamela said:

He must have been mad (as in crazy)


Renee said:

the drawing isn’t to scale and it’s from memory. The closet is weird shaped and it’s big enough to be a laundry room (that’s what it was intended for but the first owner who built the house had the laundry installed on the main floor…that drawing to follow when I get some of that done.)
When I first saw the room I was going to make it my sewing room…it’s got a light and an airvent. but after hauling clothes up and down the stairs…I wanna turn it into a laundry room.


donetta said:

Oh how wonderful you got your property back!
Congratulations on the award. You are pretty fabulous. So is Christine. I love your choices for passing it on too.
How strange he just walked off with it.


Desert Songbird said:

Girlfriend, you were soooooo lucky you got your rollerboard back! I can’t believe that guy. What was he thinking?


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