They say that, in moments of emergency, people can have burst of superhuman strength. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that in moments of dumbest-person-on-the-face-of-the-earth self-fury, people can make a lot of panicked phone calls very rapidly. In the next seven minutes or so I called the airport, the airline, baggage claim, customer service, lost and found, Apple, Regis Philbin (so he could yell at me), the Cleveland police department (to see if they had found my bicycle, which was stolen when I was 13) and David Wallechinsky (author of the Book of Lists so he could tell me where I ranked on the “worst things people have ever left on planes” list). My wife, Margo, at the same time, made at least as many calls.
Niesamowita pogoń i rozpacz właściciela i przesłodka wiara jego córki.