Last week I flew to Nashville, but because of flight schedule changes I didn’t fly direct—I flew through Dallas. I swear, in the first twenty minutes of being on that plane I saw some very interesting things (that I will be writing about over the next few weeks). But after the twenty minutes was up I started feeling tired and closed my eyes for a minute. I was just getting relaxed when I literally had a rude awakening and was knocked in the head by a backpack. Not kidding—I had a red mark for several hours, it was so hard. Apparently a lady was walking down the aisle with the backpack on her back, and turned to talk to her husband. The worst part is that the lady didn’t even notice she had whacked me.
Remember a few years ago when I reminded you to watch your shoulder bags while going down the aisle? Watch your backpacks too!!!!! For those of you who regularly use backpacks during travel, please make sure you are aware of how much space you take up behind you. Especially in tight spaces like bus or airplane aisles. I’m sure I have been guilty not paying attention before, but I never will again. The best way to make sure you don’t hit someone is to take your backpack off of your back and carry it. (Pictured: The very functional High Sierra Loop backpack, available on Amazon.)
Readers, have you ever had an unfortunate run-in with someone’s bag?
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