More travel mishaps today, this time from guest poster Michele Aggiato, who shows the power of Twitter beyond simple travel tips and banter.
OK, it wasn’t the smartest move taking the wrong luggage and jumping off the Eurocity train, scared of missing my connection to Monza.
They were both trolleys, black and heavy. Only, mine was hand baggage sized. The one I had picked up was much larger. I completely ignored this – one of life’s great mysteries! I travelled in ignorant bliss for another hour with what I supposed to be my luggage. I only realised at home that the Swiss chocolate I had bought for and promised my kids was missing. Instead there were shirts, suits and underwear. Not my stuff.
My wife, even more shocked than me, continued repeating like a broken record: ‘Where is your Mac? Where is your Mac?! Where is my brand new MacBook Air?!’
Thank God I had it in my bag, so at least nothing too valuable was missing. Of course the kids didn’t share this attitude of positive thinking: there were enraged about their lost chocolate orgy! So while there where crying like crazy, I became convinced that somebody else had picked my luggage, somewhere between the Swiss Border and Milan Central Station.
I didn’t try contacting Trenitalia’s customer support for lost items, this would have been totally useless. Thankfully, I did remember that I had left some magazines with my name on it in the front bag of the luggage. Who ever had my luggage could find me with a simple search on Google. So, why not try a message in the bottle, Twitter style?
WOW!! Within less than 3 hours I actually found the person who had my luggage, and whose luggage was standing in my living room!
About the Author
Michele Aggiato lives in Italy and grew up in Switzerland. Zurich – Milan by train means a lot more to him than just a journey. Michele describes himself as a ‘social media addict, connector, blogger and father of three. Passionate about human relations, food, travel and tourism.’
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