One of the first things I did on my new job since I would be traveling was invest in a better carry-on bag. I did not opt for Samsonite, TravelPro, Hartmann or some other several-hundred-dollar bag, but got a Swiss bag at Target.
I have learned that I am not the only one with that bag.
And the Swiss emblem fell off.
So I got out the puff paints this morning and this is what I came up with.
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the luggage that never gets claimed at the airport? Ok…so maybe you haven’t. But when you travel for work A LOT, you start thinking about things like this.
Meet the Unclamied Baggage store in Scottsboro, Alabama.
The place is so big there is a map of the departments when you walk in. It is kind of like a big Marshalls, except all of the stuff in here came out of someone’s luggage that got left behind at the airport, or in the overhead bins, or ripped apart getting on/off on the plane. And some of the luggage was not that of other people, but brand new stuff that was shipped over from China (or where ever the clothing sweat shop is located).
Some of the locals were telling me that they have some great bargains, but like any place like that, you have to know when the shipments come in and you have to be willing to search.
I am all about resale and hand-me downs, but the rows of underwear bothered me a bit.
I was shocked at the number of digital cameras. Most were marked about $20. They had a big counter that you could take the cameras out and actually test them. (And the laptops, and ipads, and ipods, etc…)
My favorite thing in the whole store actually had NOTHING to do with unclaimed baggage. As I mentioned in the previous posts, I am a total 80’s girl. They have a huge display of things from the movie the Labyrinth. How cool is that??? (Well…I thought it was cool!)