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British Airways SMS correspondence

Of course our journey didn't end at Heathrow Terminal 5, and lots of other stuff happened, but three days and some ciders later I did manage to bring everybody home in one piece. But alas - fate had one more trick up its grimy sleeve. When the baggage reclaim belts stopped moving, whose suitcase should have gone missing, but mine. Just what I needed...

That's me. I always look like this.

Now these things happen, and there's not very much you can do about it, so you might as well smile. I have to admit however, that over the next two days of waiting for my luggage I lost my temper just a little bit, which is to blame on the nice SMSs British Airways kept sending me - apparently to keep the misery of my toothbrush and t-shirts gone missing always freshly in my mind. Here are two nice ones:

"*-GUTEN TAG IHR GEPAECK SOLLTE HEUTE AUF DEM FLUG BAXXX UM 11UHR00 ANKOMMEN-." absender BA

This was Saturday afternoon. Joyful as this message was, the one that came a day later was almost flirtatious in tone:

"*-IHR GEAPAECK IST LEIDER NICHT ANGEKOMMEN/GERNE TEILEN WIR IHNEN SOBALD WIE MOEGLICH WEITERE AUSKUENFTE MIT. VIELE GRUESSE-." absender BA

I don't know what your most memorable SMS are, whether it was the end of a tedious love affair, or the insufficience of your cash funds, but this last one will definitely stay in my memory as the sweetest computer generated message ever...

2 comments:

Lieschen said...

Es gibt Leute, die haben einfach Pech. Sie scheinen mir einer davon zu sein...naja, aber dafür gehen sie ja nach Venedig...
Liebe Grüße!

Oscar said...

anything that can possibly go wrong, does...

i think my most memorable text came from some guy from turkey who wrote something like i wish you a happy celebration and much luck to your wife and kids - kerem (or at least that's what the google translator told me). i never dared to ring him or write back to him and tell him that i'm probably not the guy he wants to write to. oh well, i have a different number now, anyway.

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