Monday, March 30, 2009

Now That's Lazy

Remember the days when you dragged your suitcase or duffel bag through the airport, working up a rich lather as you pioneered between terminals at Chicago's O'Hare?

As some point, groups developed motivation to find a better way, since changing flights was not supposed to be as arduous as, say, riding a stagecoach. Presto, the wheeled luggage phenomena was born.

Wheels, and telescoping handles, ballistic nylon for lighter weights, and similar developments made traipsing through the airport so effortless that I'm relatively certain it's one of the secondary causes of obesity. Think about it - there were less of us fat people when we had to drag our bags everywhere.

Apparently we've now achieved a new height in laziness - a self-propelled suitcase. Long live ingenuity.

For only $1300, your carry-on will travel at speeds up to 3 miles per hour. Depending on how long my flight from LaGuardia has been delayed, there are nights I can't bring myself to travel 3 MPH.

I suppose the next step will be to put little foot pegs on the bottom and use it like a Samsonite Segway, zooming here and there while giving the TSA something new to factor into their threat matrix.

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