I’m heading to Los Angeles this week for work. I decided to fly in a day early to visit Kate and Danielle. I’m sure they have some fabulous things planned for us! I’ll keep y’all posted. As I was packing today, I started thinking about a legendary story, “Kristine and the Chi Iron.”
In 2005, Jenn (sister), Kristine (friend), and I met in San Diego for a Girl’s Weekend. It was great fun… the zoo, the beach, a winery, Sea World, shopping, eating, laughing, etc… However, the trip didn’t start off a positive note for Kristine. When we checked into our hotel, Kristine noticed her suitcase had been “searched” by TSA. Everything she had neatly packed was messy and her new makeup was cracked and destroyed~ devastating for a girl. As we were getting ready for dinner, my sis asked Kristine if she could borrow her Chi Iron. Kristine went to get it from her messy suitcase and realized it was GONE. Okay~ y’all know how much a Chi Iron costs, right?
I'm always the shortest. This photo was taken before I got a digital camera. I really think I was the last American to purchase one.
Kristine was so upset. I called Americ*n Airl*nes for her and talked with them for 2 hours. Finally, they agreed to reimburse Kristine for the cost of the Chi Iron. For the last 3 years, my sis and I have been telling this story to the world. Jenn travels for work as much as I do and we both carry our Chi Irons in our laptop bags. It’s kind of a pain but there’s no way we are going to check a Chi!
Well, Kristine visited Jenn a couple of months ago and gave her a Chi update. When Kristine arrived home from our San Diego trip she submitted her receipt to Americ*n Airl*nes. They paid her back and she was happy, happy! About one year later, Kristine was taking a trip. As she was packing her suitcase she found the stolen Chi in the side pocket of her suitcase!!! TSA had moved it during their messy search. Jenn and I laughed so hard. I still feel a little weird about checking my Chi but I’m working on it.