This weeks prompt: … checking in proved to be…
I arrived at the airport which was its usual busy self. Crowds in the departure area said to me it would be a slow check in.
But all I could do was get in the line and be patient.
Checking in proved to be a nightmare from which I doubt I will ever recover.
There was no record of my booking, my luggage was overweight, my passport had expired, I was left standing there wondering how all this could have happened.
Behind me another traveller yelled abuse at having to wait.
Turning, my head hit the bedroom floor.
Written for: https://jfb57.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week166/
Since I don’t travel much, I wouldn’t dream this but it was a good one to wake from. More like a nightmare. 🙂
Thank you Susan for reading my story. Yes in reality it would be a nightmare.
Ah geez what a nightmare, Michael!
So true Oliana, I am hoping it doesn’t come true when next I travel. Have a good day.
No, it should not and now you should go check the expiry date of your passport 😉
2018, I’m safe for a while yet.
There you go. I just renewed mine last year, so I`m good until 2024….sheesh, will I still be around??
I hope so as I am hoping to drop by some day.
Well then, I shall eat my spinach then:)
I think I shall too.
Oh my. Thank goodness it was only a nightmare and the reality, not that either is less painful. 😀
I didn’t expect the last line. Marvelous.
Thank you so much, glad I could give you a surprise.
Surprises are g.o.o.d. Makes the read worthwhile.
Ha! Every traveler’s nightmare – thankfully that is all it was! Nice surprise!
Thank you Judee, appreciate you stopping by.
If you don’t hit the bedroom floor too often — come to NYC!
It’s on my list.
Great write Michael. Just descriptive enough to capture all the bustle and ambiance of airports, and what an ending! Totally surprising! Lol – startled me, actually. Super! 😀
Thanks MJ, glad I could startle you.