Travelling with a company like that anything can happen. If we are driving to airport in different cars , we might end up at two different airports waiting and cursing each other or if we are travelling in the same car we might end up in a wrong airport.But thanks to Moi's diligent effort and my mobile's 38 reminders to print the itinerary, 44 reminders to pick up the print outs from the printer, 18 reminders to stow it in carry on bag, we ended up at the right airport. Thanks to my SIL, she made sure that my brother took the right nephew he was supposed to and the matching suitcase.
You realize we are on our own NOW at the airport with no help from my Mobile reminders or SIL. My mobile won't take any more reminders as I have used up all the place available with all the reminders earlier, so much for technology helping mankind and all that crap. sheesh!!. My brother not only has to take care of himself and now his son to handle who is going through worst case of "terrible 2's".
By the time we reached the terminal gate, we had already forgot our boarding passes thrice (at the ticket counter, at the security checkin and so on) , our carry on bag's twice and the nephew once. Now this is quite an achievement for us that we are at the gate. So on any given "Bad" day, by the time my parents get to meet us at the destination airport any of the following could have happened.
1) My parents would be waving hands at me, with my nephew and a total random guy which I mistook for my brother and tagged along.
2) My parents would be waving hands at my brother, my nephew and a random guy who my brother thought resembled me and walked along.
3) My parents would be waving hands at me and my brother and a random 2 year old who both of us thought resembled my nephew (you could also see terrified parents rushing towards us along with a Cop )
4) My parents would be waving hands at my nephew with 2 random guys who he thought were his dad and uncle.(atta boy..he didn't disappoint us ....strong genes I say !!)
But luckily nothing of that sort happened and we reached safe and sound. Miracles do happen. My SIL had a big sigh of relief on the phone with my bro that I could even hear. Every one went home laughing and with huge celebrations but both of us knew (should I say three of us ) in the back of our minds that in three days time we have to do the same drama again. I tell you its a very sinking and sickening thought.
And do you want to know how the return trip went. The very fact that I am here writing this post sitting along with a random guy who resembles my bro and my 2 year old nephew at an airport which is 400 miles in the other direction of my destination city should explain it all.
Did I say much machoness runs in my family!!
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