File it under “It'll never happen to me”.
But when it nearly doesyou’ll be a little confused, a little bemused, very stressed and incredibly embarrassed.
There is no need to worry though, because nearly missing a flight happens to the best of us – even when there’s nobody to blame but yourself because you’ve been buying headache tablet s shampoo and shower gel. You come out to find your husband mouthing “We’ve four minutes before the gate closes , we have got to get to gate 27 NOW!”
Your family will only have to run to the departure gate like Usain Bolt with myself lagging behind shouting “ I can’t run ... save yourself go without me ....” . You would have thought it was a BBC sitcom like “Out Numbered” or a Carry on sketch.
But we made it and luckily we were at the front of the plane and didn’t have to do the walk of shame ...