How did we become someone we do not like?
For months you have imagined how this exotic and long-awaited trip will be. Cumulatively, large chunks of your days have been spent in imagining the places you will visit, the customs you will discover, the new dishes that you will bravely try. The thought of it all is just too wonderful! And then the day comes for departure.
At the ticket counter you are horrified to discover how much you will now be charged for luggage that previously was free! Then you make your way to security and endure the humiliation of being viewed by the TSA people as a possible criminal, as if you are automatically guilty just because you want to get on that plane. At your departure gate you discover that the flight is completely booked; at that moment you regret not having sprung for First Class or an upgraded Business seat since a full flight means…
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