Zen-Den travels for work, flying all over the place, using luggage that he’s had for over a decade.
Said luggage, an example of which you see in the photo below, is now held together, much to my amazement, with some lovely medium green patterned duct tape that coordinates with the darker green luggage fabric.
I’ll give it to him, the boy has style. He did this himself.
I’ve mentioned to him, as has his assistant, that it’s time to get some new luggage, with snazzy little twirly wheels and lots of outside pockets, but he’ll have nothing to do with that crazy idea.
He prefers, instead, to ignore the fact that time has marched on.
I can’t figure if this is an example of him being practical. Or of him being ornery. It could be either.
Or both, I suppose.
I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but last week 3,000 bags were stranded in the Phoenix Airport after there was a TSA computer glitch. [Story here.]
Now as fate would have it Zen-Den was in Phoenix, where the piece of luggage featured in the above photos was going through the system. But did the TSA and/or United Airlines manage to lose his ratty old bag?
Zen-Den’s bag made it through the system without a problem.
Which only adds credence to his
stubborn belief that there’s nothing wrong with his dilapidated, scuffed-up luggage– that according to him, clearly has good travel karma.
As evidenced by the fact that his bag, when the opportunity presented itself, didn’t get lost in the system.