by Lillian Csernica on April 30, 2016
My one great nemesis during travel is zippers. They don’t like me, I don’t like them. Nevertheless, they do come in handy at keeping things closed. At least, that is, until one of us breaks a foot, loses a tooth, or rips out a seam.
I hate it when this happens. Only rarely do I get lucky enough to work the zipper foot down to the end of the zipper where I might have the slightest prayer of making the teeth mesh again correctly. The other problem with zippers is how easily my long hair can get caught in them, especially under windy conditions. Trying to pry my hair out of a closed zipper is not the most pleasant experience!
Much like my comb, once a zipper has broken or lost teeth, that’s the end of it. Time to get a new one!
And then there’s the problem of the torn seam. This can be mended, but it’s tiresome work when time is short and I’d much rather be out and about enjoying my latest adventure. On my most recent trip to Japan, I bought a rather large purse in the hope that it would function as a carry-on bag as well. It does, but there’s so much room in there you’d think this was the luggage version of Dr. Who’s TARDIS! I am forever zipping it open and shut, which has put some strain on the seams to either side of the zipper itself. I suppose some reinforcement is in order.
And there you have it! All 26 letters of the Alphabet, under the theme of Travel. Thank you for joining me. I hope you’ve had fun!