I'm in Miami, I arrived yesterday. I am here for a call center trade show. Please contain your jealousy.
I came to two startling conclusions yesterday while I was waiting for my luggage at baggage claim.
1) My bag has never been the first one to come through. I have flown all over the USA on every airline, and I've flown internationally to Germany and back. Not. First. Once. Except the time this past Christmas when we went on a cruise. When we landed in Orlando, we went to the food court for lunch first, because we didn't want to lug our luggage all over the airport (even though luggage is made for lugging). We were not there, so our bags probably did come out first. See startling conclusion #2 for more information.
2) I have never seen anyone grab the first bag. It usually makes at least one full lap around the conveyor. I think the baggage handlers have a bunch of lost bags, and they always kick the chain off with one of those.
At least the airlines have never lost my bag. Gotta go now. Need to shower and get ready for the show. Just ran 3 miles on the hotel treadmill because my wife and I are training for a half marathon in May. Obviously we are both absolutely batsh!t insane.