Wednesday, 21 August 2013
in which I mislay my macbook air
I know the macbook air is small, but it shouldn't be forgettable.
A few years ago, in the days of those bulky Thinkpad docking stations, I managed to leave my laptop plugged in back at the office, when I was due on a business trip. I only noticed when I was already checked in at Heathrow and buying currency for the trip. Fortunately, I was able to survive on other technology for that 1-dayer.
This time, I managed to leave the macbook air in the airport lounge as we swept everything together for the flight.
I'm usually pretty good at that 'afterwards' look back at where we've just been (in restaurants, hotels etc.) to check for leftover items such as mobile phones, jackets etc. and am often the one who spots the missing item left by others.
Not this time and it was only as we were getting out the electronics for the security scanner at the airport that I noticed the laptop was missing from my backpack. I did that double take and rummaged around in the bag to make certain.
I sought out an important looking official, who had been issuing instructions to us all about shoes and belts and he kindly escorted me back through the system to an exit so that I could leg it back to the lounge.
A different kindly person was standing outside the lounge, with my laptop in its little case. He immediately recognised me and handed it over as I exchanged grateful thanks.