She booked a $1,700 first class roundtrip ticket to see her best friend in New York. My parents couldn't tell her otherwise. Finally my mom convinced my dad to call and change my sister's seat to a coach seat. Damn. I was enjoying her stupidity.
Then sister gets out the monsters, our giant suitcases, to get ready for the trip. I ask her if she is thinking of putting it in the overhead compartment or doing checked luggage. She said she doesn't need her luggage checked. I meant was she going to carry the suitcase onto the plane or get it at baggage claim. She said baggage claim. I told her that since hers is a multi-stop trip, she is stopping in Chicago on the way back to meet up with a friend to see a Cubs game, that for each leg of the trip it was $25 to have her luggage handled at the airport. Her response was, "they're not going to charge me that because they like me." Who the hell is they? I can assure you they don't like her.
I've watched random items my sister has toted to her suitcase and laughed. She takes entire new tubes of toothpaste, a new 32 ounce container of shampoo and 32 ounce conditioner, a big bottle of hairspray, and a bunch of bottled water. I asked where she was going and how she was going to get through airport security. She started shaking and broke down in tears telling my mom that I told her she was a failure, yet my mom was in the same room next to me, and said that I had a point.
My sister came in crying that someone would steal her luggage if she didn't have luggage locks on it. I asked if the locks would really prevent someone from stealing her luggage, or if it were the contents in it. I also explained she probably wouldn't want locks because she was going to be going through airport security, have to undo the suitcase, carryon, and so when/where was she going to need these? If she were going to be staying in a hotel there may be a reason...
I'm going to laugh tomorrow as we take her to the airport drop her off, and she has some issue getting through airport security, or some other snafu.