“Always watch your bags, know where they are!” Willie said quickly.
“It’s okay, I know their right here behind me,” I said cheerfully.
“No, even just turn your head for one second your luggage will be gone. In China thieves always watching for you to turn away they can take your luggage,”
“Yes, we had our bags stolen lots of times,” Jackie chimed in. From that point on I’ve never let any of my bags out of my site. After all, airports were a like second home to these people, who was I to argue?
Now what followed next was unlike any airport experience I’ve ever had both before meeting Jackie and after. Within minutes of speaking with airport security, three carts had arrived. You know, the special airport golf carts that always go whizzing by as you’re walking extra slow, weighed down by all your luggage, secretly cursing at them under your breath. Well that was going to be me whizzing by and getting secretly cursed at soon enough!
We loaded all of our bags onto the carts and were off! We drove right through the gates watching all of the people watching us as we drove by. One or two of them actually noticed Jackie and waved at him. He waved back, bringing excited smiles to their faces. We bypassed all of the lines and finally arrived at our own private security check-in in another part of the airport (even stars need to go through security). We were then taken right to the VIP lounge where we waited for our flight.
“Wow, is it always like this?” I asked Dorothy.
“Like what,” she asked casually?
“Like you just go through without waiting and get taken everywhere right away?”
“Yes, of course. It’s not just for fun it’s for Jackie’s safety as well as the airport’s. Not good to have a big crowd fighting to see Jackie,”
I was slowly beginning to understand that a movie star’s life isn’t all fun and games. Yes, you do get some perks, but you have to surrender a lot of your freedoms once you make it big.