Soliciting the Dawgshed brain trust's thoughts on the following scenario. 18 y/o kid in Army basic training is, in today's tradition of the pussification of basic training, allowed 14 days of leave for the holidays, mid-cycle in basic. He flies in from some camp in the midwest to ATL. He's picked up at the airport by his parents, who have driven here to visit his grandparents and aunt/uncle at two different homes for about a week, before returning home with his parents to their home in another state. So he's away from his civvys back home for about a week at least. At the airport, he tosses his army issue duffle bag in their family truckster, gets to his grandparents', brings the bag in, and spends at least 5 nights there with his siblings in a spare bedroom. He then travels with his family to his aunts', where he spends at least one other night. Then they pack up and head home to their state. This is 6 adults/teens in some sort of vehicle with all their luggage and presents. Duffle bags aren't small. Wouldn't someone notice a big duffle bag is being loaded/unloaded or not? Especially with cargo room so tight? Today, the evening before he's supposed to fly back out, connecting through ATL, his grandmother gets a call that the poor little baby has lost his duffle bag. She looks in the room he was staying in at her house and it's shoved under a bed. This means, as far as I can tell, it would have to have been unpacked to fit under the bed. They want his 75 y/o grandmother to drive 1.5 hours (more in traffic) to the airport tomorrow morning in rush hour in her 12 y/o beater to deliver this bag to him while he's at his layover at ATL, the busiest airport in the world at times. Meanwhile, his 79 y/o grandfather is ill with a 102 fever and needs to be taken to the doctor in the am. (I think now, but I stay out of their shit). He got sick because his dumbass kids and their kids had the flu and decided to show up anyway with their sick kids, probably because they wanted their loot. My questions: 1. Wouldn't he have noticed he didn't have his bag during all the visits he made, packing and unpacking? 2. What clothes would he be wearing during his visits if his bag is at his grandmother's for a week? 3. Where are his dirty clothes from the trip? Where is his toothbrush? Where is his shaving kit? Does he just go to sleep in his clothes, wake up, brush himself off, and go about his day for a week or so? 4. He has a new "fiance" despite never having had a job and apparently being unable to keep his luggage. Could this be some sort of scheme to avoid going back to basic because he's lovelorn? I don't have losers like these people in my life, so I lack experience deciphering the actions of dumbasses. What's going on here? I consider my wife to be like Marilyn on The Munsters, btw.