Upon further review, the score has been revised in the match of Eddy Boston vs The World. Both of The World's points have been overturned by the man in the booth. The first match-up, the case of the broken guitar, has been re-evaluated and declared a draw, as Mr. Boston did indeed get the guitar fixed on time without having to change his travel plans.
In the second match-up, the case of the missing luggage, there has been a dramatic new development. Yes, that's right: kill the fatted calf, break out the good vino, invite the neighbors for a party, for the prodigal backpack has returned!
He's been pretty quiet about where he spent the last few days, but I'm just happy to see him, so I won't grill him too much. I just hope he had fun, where-ever he went.
Much thanks to the very kind front desk crew at the Mad Hostel for their generous assistance acting as liasons between me and the Air Plus Comet beaurocracy.
I also called MasterCard, as I have lost-luggage assistance with my Platinum card. I gave them the info and they said they'd look into it. I'm not sure if it made a difference, but the bag reappeared within a matter of hours. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.