After well over an hour we reach the front of the queue. It’s a post office type queue where you wait for an available desk but, unlike the post office, instead of a flashing number and a calm voice saying “Cashier number three, please”, the bag drop officials have to get up from their seat and wave at the bewildered passengers who, more often than not, are facing the wrong way. So they have to employ a man to stand at the front of the queue to watch the waving for you and point you in the right direction! That’s progress for you! One of these days they might try having one desk for each flight where you can get your seats allocated and your boarding cards printed and your bags taken from you….all in one place! I digress. Let’s get on with the holiday itself.