Remember a few days ago when I talked about how easy it is to bring healthy snacks on trips? Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans….
For my trip this week I decided to take nuts and coconut bread. I had a bag of cashews left over from a previous flight, so I packed that and a little Tupperware container of my coconut bread in my purse and felt very proud of my healthy activities. During my first flight I enjoyed about a fourth of the cashews, then carefully rolled up the bag and put it back in my purse. Once we landed and deplaned I had to stop to adjust a few things. When I opened my bag, the first thing I saw was cashews spread out over the top of my computer. I grabbed for the bag to see what had happened, but every time I even touched it more nuts spilled out. At that point I decided to not worry about it and just closed my bag back up and ran for my next flight.
Once I got to the hotel, I was able to assess the damage. They were everywhere. Like, everywhere. Inside my wallet. In all the pockets of my purse. Between the pages of my magazine. And yes, as you see above, that is a cashew inside the Ethernet port of my computer. OMG. I am so glad I stopped at the hotel instead of heading straight to the office. Can you imagine how professional that would have looked? Having cashews flying off my computer?
As I pulled various items out cashews dropped onto the desk and the floor. Eventually I just had to scoop up handfuls from the bottom of my purse and hope I was getting them all. So this weekend I now have exciting plans: vacuuming my purse. On a happy note, the Tupperware of coconut bread worked great. Oh! And all of my electronics are fine.
Readers, have you ever had an unfortunate event with food while traveling?