i hesitate so hard when checking bags now, and right now im already pissed that i probably have to check a bag next month for this conference trip.
i was just also just watching an interview with a guy who previously ran a 125K race (77.6 miles) in spain. his bag never showed up with his shoes, nutrition, any of his gear. the real mindfuck was that they were like, oh shit, yeah we'll send your bag over...so he got to relax and think this big ass race was going to happen fine, and the day before the race he goes to the airport to get the bag just in time to be saved: they didnt actually put his bag on the plane. dude borrowed a pair of shoes that didnt fit and ultimately got fucked, had to drop out of the race about halfway through.