In 2012, I didn’t fly for about five months due to pregnancy and maternity leave. That’s a long time for a road warrior to be grounded! It’s also a long time to not pull a heavy suitcase all over the country. And apparently it’s also just long enough for a certain road warriorette’s hands to get all nice and soft from not lugging around said suitcase.
As soon as I had my first trip, I noticed that my hands hurt every time I pulled my suitcase. And as I had more trips, I realized that I was developing calluses on my hands in the exact spots where they rubbed the most against my suitcase handle. They’re not fully developed—apparently it takes a while to build them up enough that my hands don’t hurt at all. It just seems so strange! (Pictured: the offending handle)
Has anyone else noticed something like this? Any other strange things happen to your hands because of travel?