After landing, be careful bending down to put stuff back in your bag. I learned this lesson the hard way when an older Brazilian guy sitting behind me on a Rio-Miami flight dropped his heavy bag right on my head after we landed—as I was bending over. If it had been more of a direct hit, I would have been knocked right out. He didn’t even apologize.
I’ve seen it happen many times, so now, I always wait until the other bags are all down from the overhead compartments before bending down. Or I just wait until I get off the plane. Many travelers are just oblivious. (This is another reason to have a Scottevest multi-pocket jacket.)
Oh, and to make matters worse: At baggage claim, the same old guy cut right in front of me and grabbed a bag he thought was his and hurriedly pulled it off the carousel and onto my toe!
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