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Sunday, February 10, 2008

LOST but FOUND!!!!!!! Luck of the Irish!!!!

Ok, the lost bag..... after much talking, asserting myself, and probably being downright rude...has been located! Once again, in South Africa, still at the airport..... But it took phone calls to three different airlines...with explanations about how it was lost and FOUND by ME last time still in AFrica!!! It was located, then sent to London, then to Chicago...in other words the route I took????? Then about midnight, a day later, I got the phone call to say they wanted to deliver it.NOW I was extremely jet lagged, and woken from a sound sleep...as well as DD who gets up about 5:45 AM in order to drive the hour into Nashville.I was very rude...and told the guy, heck no its not convenient for you to deliver it now...."ARE YOU HERE???" To which he replied that he was still in Nashville...and wouldn't get there until after 2:00 AM???!!!!! The HELL you say. I don't care how efficient you are...and that you are a 24 hr. delivery courier for the airlines. THEY lost my bag...and I am NOT staying up to wait for it to be delivered. He then tells me, rather cheekily, that MOST people are SO HAPPY to get their bag, they don't mind. Well, wrong thing to say to me , I told him, as happy as I AM to get the bag, he can leave it on the front porch....I'll take my chances!!!!! This is the US....and my daughter's mail(packages) have sat on the front porch all day....and don't seem to disappear! Besides it was below freezing and I figured most Thieves wouldn't be out cruising the cul de sac neighborhoods...looking for stuff left on the front porch to steal!!!! It did sit on the front porch all night, it was intact...still in its protective saran wrap cocoon, put on it in South AFrica at the airport to reduce the chance of ...anything being.....stol.....er ....I mean "falling" out at the baggage area. So all the stuff has arrived. quilt is intact... and now I am unpacking! Annie, will send off the parcel of "lucky draw " items as soon as I can. Thanks for the concern about the luggage..... but seriously.... how could they lose another bag? Still haven't sorted that one out. But the good news...is that the other bag, had all my stuff in it. So I am a "Lucky" Irish girl! You all have a great couple of days. I am going to try to get unpacked and sew on this baby quilt for DD. More later! Colleen

11 comments:

bj said...

Such a hard time for you. Glad you got the luggage back!
hugs, bj

Ruth said...

Glad you got your bag back. It would appear that my christmas parcel from my mother has 'fallen out' of the post carrier's bag...

margaret said...

guess what
I googled my crazy cousins name and lo and behold it appears, with a blog, and i can hear you talking!!! SO YOU!!

so glad you got your bag back, guess if anybody WOULD,it would be you!!!


colleen, this is your cousin margie!!! hugs and best wishes and glad you are back on US soil....

Libby said...

Fantastic that the bag was located and delivered . . . even if it did take some 'cheek' (love that word *s*) to get it here.

The Jen said...

I cannot wait to see all the goodies you crammed into your suitcases. I know how you pack. And them finding one bag is like saying "they found my 6,784 items" I'm glad you've got your stuff back, all of it! ~jen~

Annie said...

Oh my, my! You've got to be the queen of lost luggage.I chuckled through that post.

Glad that you are in the US, do take care.

Annie
: )

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Pleased you got it back..again!
Hope you are settling in well, love the neat nick story...that wouldn't be me!
Your quilt form SA is great, that will be treasured, Tracey

cmoon said...

Glad your bag turned up and now you can settle down to some sewing.
Look forward to reading more of your adventures.
c*

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, how frustrating. Sounds like what happened to my husband a few years ago. He went to Belize for scuba diving. The airlines lost his bag with all his scuba stuff in it, which was horrible, then it turned up about 3 days later and a courier called and said they were going to deliver it. We waited, and waited, and waited, a couple of days just for the courier. I kept calling them and being downright rude, asking where the heck was the guy coming from that it was taking so long? It was something ridiculous, like Los Angeles, which is about a half hour drive from my home. The guy finally showed up . . . at 3:30 in the morning banging on our front door!

Sunnispace said...

This post had me cracking up - sounds like a typical conversation b/t my husband and me. Glad your bag is intact, albeit a bit chilly!

Have a great one!

Tanya said...

You are so funny! So glad you got your bag back and you are forgiven for being short tempered because you've done it all before. I'm with you. Leave it on the porch! No way would I be waiting for a delivery man at 2:00 am!