As someone who knows the right things to do — due to hours spent here on the Packing page of the Forum as well as deeper drives into packing advice from specialists cited here — I feel the need to confess my poor behavior on my just-completed trip.
I went for a week to Brittany — I took the train from Gare du Montparnasse to Lorient, where I rented a car; then stayed for a week in a gite I had rented a bit east of Audierne in the Finistère.
Just as CWSocial said in the other thread about her/his ideal length of stay somewhere being one day longer than s/he thinks s/he will need, i always, always take just a little bit more luggage than I can comfortably carry.
I can always handle it on my own, and never ask for help, but i always have just a little too much.
Yesterday coming back I knew it was bad. When i arrived back to Gare du Montparnasse I had to find a way home (thank you CityMapper) that was double the length of time I could have gotten home on the metro, as I knew I could not handle ANY stairs down into or back up from a metro station, no matter how minimal they be.
So I took a bus south and then took a tram about a quarter of the way around the city - step-free and that is what I could handle.
When I got home, I thought this is ridiculous even for me, so I got out my little thingy that weighs luggage and weighed all five pieces I had with me (ok you already have an idea this is bad).
All together they weighed 75 pounds!!!!!!!!
That is all. I am insane and obviously should refrain from commenting on packing matters !!!!!
What's your worst packing faux pas?