Around the world in 45 days

It’s been a while since we had a proper, head-shaking lost luggage complaint in Column 8, and to remedy this we’re telling you this sad story of Louisa Teo, normally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, but currently on vacation, without Luggage, somewhere in Australia. “After arriving at Sydney Airport for a three week trip with lost baggage, I received this automated email ‘Due to the increased volume of recent inquiries it may take up to 45 days for an Air Canada representative to get back to you’. “

Stimulated by the anecdotes about unused home gym equipment (C8), Long Jetty’s Lionel Latoszek recalls the big but short-lived upsurge of walkers during the Covid lockdown. In addition to the workout clothes, which were a few years past their Best Fit date, “there were nice new sneakers for everyone, but the kids seemed stumped about this weird activity when there wasn’t a computer game involved. And who would have thought that there were so many dogs in the neighborhood? Then there were the groups who wanted to be seen with a coffee cup. Nothing has been seen since then.”

Every time she watched items like the treadmills (C8) and other things too good to miss on TV, Barraba’s Mary Grocott wondered “how long it would take to get to the local resource’s recycling center.” a plethora of them would be for sale at the recreation center, also called the top.”

Pemulwuy’s Manbir Singh Kohli thinks we are being unfair in our displeasure with the very useful treadmill (C8). “It is useful to hang wet clothes to dry or to dust and polish before guests arrive as a piece of furniture. I’m sure there are many other uses that treadmills are actually bought for after the first week of running is over.”

Ed Harbas from Yeppoon (Qld) read all the reports of tools and paraphernalia being distributed (C8) and was reminded that after suffering ‘similar senior citizen experiences’ his remedy was to ‘keep all these accessories in a well fastened utility pouch my belly. pencil, check. Tape measure, check. Check nails, screws, drivers and bits. But all this hypothetical organization usually turns pear-shaped when I forget where I left ‘that bag’.”

Alongside missing clothespins, teaspoons, socks and 10mm wrenches, Forster’s Glenys Quirk asks, “Who keeps pinching my right dishwashing mitt? I have a drawer full of lefties, some brand new, but that doesn’t help much.”

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Callan Tansill

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