Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This sticker briefly explains my retardation.
So we got back from a long flight a few nights ago. I had put my overnight bag in the nose for the return flight, forgetting that I had put some of my shaving kit in it. Long story short, at the end of the 3 1/2 hour flight in the unpressurized nose compartment, the aftershave skin lotion in my bag exploded, covering all my clothes.
I got home discovered this, then threw all my clothes in the washing machine. To be effiecient, I figured I'd throw the clothes I was wearing into the laundry also. I guess I forgot to check my pockets...
That makes 2 passports through the laundry in the past 2 years. At $117 each for rush replacement service, it's starting to add up. Passport Canada was nice enough to tell me that if I do this again in the next 5 years, I'm going to have to do an interview w. the RCMP to explain why I keep torturing my passports to death.
One unfortunate thing is that I had to surrender my laundered passports to get replacements, so I wasn't able to keep any records of the various passport stamps I have accumulated over the years.
Thankfully the plane is down for inspection at the moment so I didn't miss any flights, and got to keep my job :)
I have now bought a waterproof passport case and will be keeping my passport in the airplane full-time - the only time I use the passport is when I'm in the plane, so I'm hoping that those 2 preventative measures will ensure that my passport is allowed to become dirty and dusty without me needing to run it through the laundry every 6 months.