- I am in Zurich and my luggage is in…
Is it your tatty WCA t-shirt?
I dare say your collegues/clients will understand, not your fault, is it? Besides, your personality and charm will make them forget you look like a scruffy git.
(Tries to erase mental image of WCA in a g-string. Fails. Realises is now scarred for life…)Posted 9 years agoavdave2Member
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Important meeting and you decide that you will put your suit in the hold despite not having time at the other end to replace it if something goes wrong. I’d say your client, if their Swiss, will simply see it as a lack of preparation.
Glad it’s not my job your trying to save 🙂
Best of luck anyway, hopefully those people who’s jobs you went to save won’t lynch you on your return.Posted 9 years agorickmeisterSubscriber
Sort of agree with the hand luggage comments but, get a suit am.. you will need it when BA actually send your luggage to Zurich and you have gone home!
We had a colleague delivering a programme in Zurich and the courier failed to deliver on time. She flew in, found no programme materials so went out shopping and pulled it all together, just.. The programme was on change…. so she had some good anecdotes.
Do the meeting in your new suit as if nothing happened, then in the final pleasantries, drop in the story, your new suit etc and then see how impressed will the client be!
Good luck.Posted 9 years agou02sgbSubscriber
I used to travel weekly Glasgow to Zurich via London on BA. The record was losing my bags five times in a month and a half.
They did give me enough points for a flight to Canada though. If you go out and buy a suit in Zurich you *may* be able to claim it back from BA if your persistent enough (helps if you’ve flown business or are a "proper" executive club member).
And I’d second hiring a bike and going to the top of Uetliberg for the bike ride down. Quite good fun. You could even get the train up if your not a local and plead ignorance if you get caught (they don’t like using the train as an uplift).
Stu.Posted 9 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Bit late now, but if you’re staying anywhere half-decent that would been the time to call on the concierege. Colleague in a similar situation ended up with a suit from a 24 hour hypermarket. Not the sharpest threads, but a good icebreaker at the meeting.
But golden rule is hand luggage for the win (especially if going anywhere other than London City). I can do a suit week on hand bags no problem, if it’s an overnighter you should be ashamed of yourself! Just wear the jacket if you’re worried about it getting crushed in bags.Posted 9 years ago
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