Two weeks ago I traveled to California. Before I left, I made sure I had everything I needed. Pashmina? Check. Laptop? Check. Wallet? Check. Etc. Until I got to the airport, where I realized I forgot one of the most important things I needed to make my long flight bearable: my headphones.
It certainly wasn’t the first time. Why do I always do this? Is it because I use different purses when I’m not traveling, and so have to transfer things back? Is it because they are small? Maybe because I have to use them when working so they get moved around a lot?
I ended up spending $10 at the airport to get another pair. Since I don’t do a lot of conference calls when I’m on the road I don’t necessarily need my actual iPhone earbuds, so the cheapies will work just fine. I think at this point I have four pairs of cheap ones floating around my house. Maybe I will put one of those earbuds in each of my potential travel purses so I will never be without them again. Because the only way to drown out the guy snoring behind you is with music.
Readers, what is the one thing you need that you always forget?
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