Well, so I am all checked in and it's getting time to load onto the plane. I happen to be standing by the desk and I hear the two nice airplane ladies say:
"We have to get 11 people OFF this plane. It's too full. It's too hot outside. The plane is TOO HEAVY!"
I turned around and said "Excuse me? Did you say the plane was too heavy?"
"Yes, it is TOO HEAVY and it is TOO HOT outside!"
I immediately knew that I was in trouble. They fed us well at the conference. And I bought entirely too many books.
I was the first in line to volunteer to get bumped. No way was I getting on a too heavy plane on a too hot day. No way at all. Not with the extra couple of pounds I surely gained and the 10 extra pounds of books (it was a really good investment honey) in my suitcase. So now I am scheduled for the 5:45 flight and they assure me it won't be too heavy. And now my plane won't arrive home until 11:30 tonight.
And it just occurred to me. They took my suitcase.