A few weeks ago, I was traveling and I got to see the other side of the spectrum. Waiting for my luggage to arrive on the carrousel, my fellow travelers and I were shocked at what we saw. A walking stick made its way around the belt, with a checked baggage sticker wrapped around it. We were laughing, but a baggage handler assigned to the carousel was visibly upset. He shook his head and took the walking stick off of the carousel. I could tell that he must have been thinking to himself, “what idiot checked this in!!!?” He threw the walking stick to the side with annoyance.
Our ride arrived to pick us up, so we had no choice but to leave. It would be interesting to see what type of person checked this bag in. Were they elderly and simply not need the walking stick? Or maybe they bought it at an antique shop and it was made of a rare breed of wood. Unfortunately, we’ll never know the truth!