Aug 3, 2008

A Bag and Two Men - Cincinnati, OH. - August 2008

Note to Reader: Okay, traveling as much as I do, I honestly see some crazy stuff, and although this may not be the strangest of all, it is definitely in the top ten.

So there I was, successfully checked in and passed through security, (where I should mention that it only took me one try to clear) and after purchasing a coke and a bag of chips (yep as much as I hate to admit it, most mornings this is my breakfast… what can I say, I’m not much of an eggs with biscuits and gravy kind of girl…)

Anyway, so there I was making my way to my gate, A29, when I pass two men, sharing the load of a two handled black leather duffel bag. With one handle in each of their inside hands, they made their way through the terminal. Both of these men looked well built, as though either of them could handle the weight of the bag on their own, so now I am ULTRA curious.

Note to Reader: I really had to use all my restraint to keep from whipping out my digital camera and snapping a covert picture of this strange site, but my better judgment and my desire to get to Cincinnati prevailed. So you will have to accept this fine artist rendering of the gentlemen and duffle in question. I must repeat… I love Snag-IT!!!

From head to foot I assess their appearance. I notice that they are dressed remarkably similar, with black shoes, socks, pants and jackets. They are both wearing white button down dress shirts. One is wearing a narrow, solid black neck tie with a small tight knot at his neck and the other has his top button undone so that his white tee-shirt was just visible. Nothing abnormal about their dress, I think to myself as my gaze moves down their inside arms to the duffle between them, and that’s when I notice it. They are both married, I presume, not to each other, but in this day and age you never know, and then, something shiny under the cuffs of their coat sleeves catches my eye. Bracelets, I think to myself, “Why on earth would they be wearing matching bracelets?

Then it hits me, like walking into a brick wall at full speed. They aren’t matching bracelets, they are hand cuffs!!! These men are hand cuffed to this black leather duffle bag!!! And then I notice that this bag has a small, yet secure looking lock connected to the super duty zipper clasps. What the heck is in that bag!?

To this day I have no idea, it’s not like you can go up to the two Secret Service looking dudes and say “Hey Dudes! What’s in the bag?” My first thought was that it may be money, but then I remembered that that is normally transported in some sort of mettle box… unless you are a robber then you transport the money in white canvas bags with dollar signs on them. Ha ha!!) Then I thought, maybe it was a valued piece of art, or maybe an organ, but, wait… no… don’t those normally come in little Igloo coolers, not duffle bags. What about some sort of super secret super computer?

This is really driving me CRAZY!!! Any thoughts?

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!.


loui said...

wow, I can't wait to find out what's in the duffle bag!!??

sanctifyingsarah said...

I think it was the evidence and files on the Justice departments anthrax case that was just closed because the prime suspect committed suicide.

Kevin said...

You're right Lily, we do have remarkably similar writing styles!

I appreciate you linking me on your blog and I think it's awesome that you found mine.

I too struggle not to pull out my camera phone when witnessing bizarre behavior.

I Response to the Everyda Mundane... said...

well, my lab coworkers and i most def think that it has to be drugs. Def drugs. they were just trying to play it off as something really mysterious and important, but really they were prolly smuggling ridiculous quantities of mary jane!! no body would ever suspect it! especially all dressed up in fancy suits. so there you have it. drugs.

disclaimer: this commenter and this blogger do not support the illegal transport of intoxicating substances, nor do we aide and abet drug traffikers.

Thomas said...

It is probably Chloe the Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Mano Rennt said...

It's just the new dudes that will be part of the third installment of "Men in Black" :) LOL.

They were "undercover".