What is the most memorable thing you’ve forgotten to bring with you when going on a trip?
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Here is my answer and the story that goes with it:
Recently, I’ve gone on a series of trips to various conferences. Each time, I generally go with a different friend, therefore I have a different roommate. To the first one, I brought my sister-in-law and didn’t give a second thought to bed clothes. Shamelessly, I slept in the outfit I normally sleep in at home a non-matching combination of T-shirt and shorts. The second time, I was going with someone who is not a relation and wanted to be a bit more “formal” so she wouldn’t think I was a slob and dug out my somewhat nice pajamas, that have been nicknamed the Lady O pajamas (you can read about my humiliation here).
However, my fear of pulling another Lady O, pushed me to ditch those this last time in favor of something that didn’t have the potential to embarrass me…
So, I arrive in Chicago and my friend picks me up, and we drive to the hotel–which is a story in itself. I ran inside and got our room secure. And due to the trauma I suffered ten seconds later, I can’t remember her exact words, but they were similar to, “Okay good, since we’re sharing a room, I brought my public pajamas.”
Immediately, my entire world tilted on its axis. My hands went up and slapped my face in the same way Macaulay Culkin does in “Home Alone”. Oh, save us all, I forgot my pajamas altogether! Nope, no mismatched T-shirt and shorts and no Lady O pajamas, none. Absolutely nothing. (I will say that I can always look on the positive side of every situation and say that at least I did NOT forget my undergarments!)
After laughing and threatening to start a blog and use this cautionary tale of why you do not go places with an author, my friend was nice enough to drive me to Target where I found a nightgown that went nearly to my knees!
I had a great time this past weekend attending Spring Fling and while flying home, I found a way to tailor all of my questions for this week to correspond to some even that happened this past weekend, so stay tuned for more awkward tales.