Everyone despises baggage claim. You stand there forever waiting for the bags to come out and you get really excited when a new one comes out, only it’s not yours. After about fifteen minutes of “Is it there yet?” your bag finally comes out, but long after you’re gone, that one ugly brown plaid bag is still going around the conveyer belt. Haven’t you ever wondered what happens to those things?
Wonder no more. Enter the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. Go there and shop to your heart’s content, knowing that someone had the good idea to take your purchases on an airplane but didn’t bring them back home.
Yes, I said shop. You can actually buy their stuff. It’s a bit over an hour from where I grew up. This calls for a day trip.